I completely agree dave.
But then again, I was without internet access except at work for 3 weeks until yesterday, and that was hard going. everyone is used to using the web for everything now, and having constant access to it everywhere, so using it for a word processor and stuff makes sense. But the day you find your ADSL provider is upgrading your exchange right when your Boss tells you he needs a report doing by 9am the next morning... Now you dont have to worry.
And another good point. Google started competing with M$ Office, but in a small way. Now there is a full(?) office suite, cross platform, that you dont have to intall. You just use it, anywhere. Free.
So why is anyone going to continue buying M$ orrifice? It makes no sense but they will. Because they always have. But with a bit of luck, this and openoffice etc. will just drag enough market share away from M$ to make them actualy write some good software to get them back....
...nah thats not going to happen.