iWork '06 Short Verdict
If it ain't ready, don't publish it.
– I want to keep this short. Haven't tapped into Keynote much yet (opened an older project just fine, exported fine, looks fine), but I'm often writing texts using Pages. And I have to say this: Pages 2.0 (iWork '06) using the same no-frills template of my own (just a "title" and "text" paragraph and font definition, really) sucks. Big time. I'm using a PowerBook G4 15" 1.33 GHz with a GB of RAM, which certainly should be enough for word processing (and it is, if I'm using Word, TextEdit, BBEdit or basically anything else including Pages 1.x), but with Pages 2.0, the dreaded "hey wait, I'm not there yet" lagging cursor of writer's death is back. It's so bad that I find myself writing text in TextEdit, copying it over to my template later in the process. So if Pages was a mediocre wordprocessing and a mediocre layout application, Pages 2.0 makes it "more mediocre" at best. Not good, Apple. Fix it ASAP, please.