I want to upgrade from my 2008 version before Microsoft goes to a subscription only model. I was reading some reviews of 2016 and many were negative. I am trying to set up my system for a few more years of use so buying 2016 makes me lean that way. But 2011 is still a few years newer than what I have so maybe that is a better choice. I primarily use Word with some slight usage of Excel with a once in a few years use of PowerPoint. Being compatible with Windows file formats is also important to me. Thanks for the input. And please do not post any responses that I should embrace the subscription model, I know what I want.