I've met many people who are led to believe they need MS Office... but don't need it. They are "private citizens" who are not creating corporate documents requiring style sheets or embedded objects... they write 1 page personal letters, they make notes, they make lists... their new computer has the trial version of MS Office and when it expires, they pay for the right to continue the way they've been working. They buy their own computer and don't have it for making a living. They are unaware of MS Wordpad, which can do all the things they need... for free (Maybe they like selecting their own font, or embellishing with underlines, italics, etc and adding some pics to the text.). The need to create impressive presentations, style sheets, etc. is not the need of retired people, employees at retail stores, service people, people whose main interactions are emails, etc.. So getting the word out that there are free conveniences above and beyond WordPad or the equivalent, is good. I like that with online options I can start a document at one of my computers and work on it somewhere else... and share it with others, etc.
I installed Open Office mainly to allow me to open the MS Office documents sent to me... rarely are they the kind of document that actually required the powerful features of Word.
If I have a grammatical error in the above, please understand if I don't want to hear about it. LOL!