Anyone remember the days when Corel Wordperfect was THE word processor to have?
I'm on Office XP Pro with Frontpage. I actually use Frontpage a lot for getting the basic structure going, rather than Dreamweaver. Don't really know why, it's probably more user-friendly perhaps. Come to think of it, I can see why Adobe bought out Macromedia, the software is fiddly and not user-friendly.
I'm looking forward to the new Microsoft web software suite. No doubt it'll be simple to use, and deliver the correct content.
As far as Office goes, I use all the tools apart from Outlook, for some reason I prefer Mozilla Thunderbird.
Apart from that paying 500 euros for a bloated office suite seems mighty overpriced to me. Their backwards compatibility is a joke and there's hunderds of useless features but no PDF export.
I agree that it is over-priced. They don't have .PDF export because it's a software technology that their competitors made, and they don't want to promote it. You can however get office PDF export plug-ins, try looking in a search engine for one. I have one that exports the other way. It OCR reads PDFs and then creates a word document from it.