I realize that there are some who absolutely do not like the new Mac Quicken Essentials. My first impression upon installing and using this software was not a positive one. I spent way too much time comparing it to Quicken 2006 instead of accepting the fact that this is not a new version of the old Quicken but a re designed program from the ground up. After spending some time reading the Getting Started Guide, chatting online with Intuit to help me over some rough spots and really using it, I'm beginning to embrace the differences between Quicken 2006 and Essentials. I think that Essentials is graphically pleasing. Once I got used to it I even liked the interface and features. I really like the flexibility and was able to customize it to fit my own needs. Soon, I expect, I'll be able to remove my training wheels (Quicken 2006 installed) and just fly with Essentials solo There's a lot to like about this, often misunderstood I think, offering from Intuit. So, I decided to start a new thread for anyone who has anything positive to relate about Quicken Essentials.