Sure I understand everyone has an itch they want to scratch, but I often wonder what the point is in yet-another-word processor etc when there's a perfectly good one out there.
For some things alternatives make sense (a reason why there are about 40 or so file systems for Linux), but for word processors?
Having tried to get my head around the strange and unwelcoming beast that is KDE4 I'm not at all included to give KWord etc a try.
Kids, there's lots of valuable software that still needs writing. Why waste your time on a "me too" app like a word processor?