Drinking water, milk, 100% juice, and soda with only sugar isn’t tough. It’s better.
For the complainers of the subscription model calm down and look at it rationally. I'm going to use New Zealand dollars here because that's where I live.
Office Professional costs $859. This is the ONLY version of Office that comes on par with Office 365 Home Premium.
Office 365 Home Premium costs $165 / year so divide $859 by $165 and you will get 5.2 years worth of use for the price you've paid for Office Pro.
But it's worse than that for old Office Pro. Office Pro can only be installed on 1 PC meaning to fill the 5 licenses of Office 365 you would have to spend $4295.
So how many years of Office 365 usage would you get for that price? 26 years and during that time you'd be getting all the updates that comes with Office 365 whereas with Office Pro you only ever get that one version.
You can rail on the subscription rate all you want but the fact remains there is ridiculous amounts of value for money under the subscription rates rather than buying outright.
Almost the same calculations I made when my wife wanted Access... buy a copy of Office 2011 (or something), or opt for a 365 subscription.
I went for the subscription and now I have an added bonus of being able to use this on my iPad!
I think that this is good. I will only use the free versions for viewing and presenting. I hate when my Keynote messes the settings of ppt files my friends send me. Now I can see them like they should be and even present. I tested today and works fine. Not willing to pay for Office. I like my iWork suite and it get my job done for free.