Anyone who’s seen Office 12 can tell you that Microsoft has suddenly and unexpectedly raised the bar a mile high. Office 12 is awesome. And thus, OpenOffice.org may or may not “stink,” but it certainly has a long, long way to go.
Paul is right. While OpenOffice compares nicely with the current version of Microsoft Office for features, Office 12 really does make it look bad – kind of like how a DOS version of WordPerfect looked when compared to the first GUI-based word processors. I’m on the Office beta (I think I can say that!) and both Word and Outlook (the two applications I use most) are much, much improved.