At least sometimes I do. I found from the referrer logs “a page”:http://sektori.com/uutiset/6763/openoffice.org full of people arguing in Finnish about my rant against OOo. I doubt I am missing much. The arguments are almost certainly the same in any language, up to and including Klingon — I bet that %(sane)”MS:llä on bugeja ja muillakin saa silloin olla? Erikoinen ajattelutapa vai onko Open Source liike niin MS:n perään, että bugitkin pitää kopioida :)”% means there are lots of bugs in MS products, and they don’t get fixed either.
But there are in fact damn few bugs in Word, and they do tend to get fixed. The very least you can ask of a software upgrade is that it continues to do the things that the old version could manage. Then you can ask it to do more. Lots more, perhaps: there are about 5,500 requests for enhancement in the OOo bug database, as well as the 5,700 defects reported. But OOo 2.0 has at least three regressions (defects that were not there in 1.1) which make it harder for me to work.
* outline numbering is completely screwed up — 26 reported defects in the last year.
* moving through the text, or deleting it, a sentence at a time is broken, especially when you do it backwards. I don’t know how many times a day I get half way through a sentence and then delete back to the beginning, but it is certainly one of the most common editing operations in my life.
* there is a bad screen flicker when using the outlining and navigation window.
Going by past experience, it will be at least six months before any of these are fixed. That’s not surprising, when there are roughly 1,000 bugs outstanding for every developer. But it’s not much a of a value proposition, even when the software costs nothing to download. Yes, the MS paperclip was irritating. But I can turn it off. There’s no switch to turn on the missing functionality in OOo.