Back on topic though, has anyone used any of these updates and can comment? I love Pages and was ready to spend $20 for another copy, but then I looked at the screenshots and am not sure I like what I see. Or rather, what I don't see. One of the things about the iWork apps that makes them work so well for me is the integration into the Inspector panel(s) which allow for rapid formatting without the use of multiple dialog boxes (read: Word and PowerPoint are horrible, Pages and Keynote blow them away).
It looked to me as though the interface had been simplified, and not for the better, and I can't see that any real new functionality has been added. Can anyone tell us if these updates are worth it?
Keynote was nearly perfect as-is but needed a little better support for PowerPoint collaboration and it would be nice if it allowed live linking to Numbers documents (PowerPoint sucks, but one of its strengths is the ability to include real-time data by linking Excel spreadsheets which can, in turn, be connected to external data sources giving presentations access to current information).
Numbers has fantastic formatting (its charts blow away Excel's and I love how tables are free objects not tied to a page the way they are in Excel) but was lacking in formulas and in support for data interpretation ala Pivot Tables.
I'd be happy to update these applications as well if any of this sort of functionality has been added!