Other Office Suite options

I just migrated from Office 2003 to 2010 and am very disappointed with 2010.  I’m considering moving back to 2003, but am also wondering:

Is there an Office type software program offered by someone other than Microsoft that has better features?
GregMcKimAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There are other suites.  80% of what office can do you never use.  So depending on what you find useful, other tools may be just fine.  Keep in mind, that interpretation of Office documents CAN result in formatting that is off from what it original was in other office apps - for example, the Word document that JUST fits on one page MIGHT break on a different word or two and end up on two pages when viewed using a competing product - YOU may not care, but SOME do and this would be a deal breaker.

Other products include Corel Office and LibreOffice (a new spin-off from OpenOffice).  LibreOffice is free.  Corel Office is not.  And there are probably others, but to me, LibreOffice/OpenOffice and Corel Office.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I have LibreOffice on several computers.  I had OpenOffice but they don't seem to be doing as well as LibreOffice.  Microsoft seems to stay one step ahead of the Open Source Office suites with changes that make the Microsoft files not work quite right in the other products.
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GregMcKimAuthor Commented:
Thanks to both Experts.  Both are useful.  I chose the first one as Best Solution because Experts Exchange requires a choice.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
So why the "B" grade?  What other solution could you imagine us offering that would have earned the "A" grade?
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