Let me start off by saying I am a long time Mac user (bordering on being a fanatic, or so I'm told). When I use "we" in this post, I mean myself and other similarly minded Mac-fanatics I can totally understand why we all have a dislike for Windows. However, I was just thinking today, why is it, that we all seem to want Apple or some other company to produce an alternative to Microsoft Office? Apart from the fact that one company having a virtual monopoly over "Office Suite" of apps, is there really a need for an alternative? As far as I know, the original Microsoft Excel was available for the Mac before it was available for PC's. (I don't know about Word) Also, I've always found the Mac versions of MS Office to be better than the PC versions (We do get some feature that are Mac only, I just can't remember which). If we (however grudgingly) accept reality, and understand that there are may more PC's out there a than Mac's, and that these PC's are most probably going to have MS Office on them, shouldn't we be happy that we have it too, and that it works well? I don't really want Apple to waste time, money and energy in developing an Office Killer, I'd rather that they spent those resources on improving OS X, iLife, and their other great programs. (Plus I'm sure it's more challenging and enjoyable for the Apple developer to create stuff like iTunes, iMovie, QuickTime etc) I guess I also feel that if Apple did create an Office Killer, it would have so many innovative ideas and functions that our speadsheets and text documents, while being amazingly functional and visually stunning, would then not be compatible with the "rest of the world". This would naturally mean that "iOffice" would never actualluy be able to kill MS Office. Any thought's from anyone would be greatly appreciated, I'm really looking forward to the replies to this.