I just want to stress the point that because reviews from the App store do not necessarily agree with your opinion(s) or defense of Apple whatever, that's no reason to label them as "idiots and that they hate change".
I was referring to users generally, not just those I may (or may not) disagree with.
Nowhere in my posts in this thread did I say or imply that Pages is perfect and the best tool out there.
I was asked if it was as bad as the reviews say. It isn't, and that's how I replied. As people on this forum should well know by now (but apparently forget sometimes), roughly 80 percent of the issues we see here (and on other Internet sites) are user-caused or user-exacerbated. That's not the same thing as saying any program is flawless.
You make it sound as if every change Apple makes is for the best. You're not actually saying that though are you?
Apparently you didn't read my second post, or the first one. In both I said "ultimately" better, which implies that they are often NOT better for a while, but yes -- Mac OS X was, after an awkward period, better than OS 9. Intel chips, after a fairly smooth transition, turned out to have WAAAAY more of a future than PowerPC chips. iWork (all versions) is superior to AppleWorks in all the comparable areas. iMovie '11 is far superior to iMovie HD. Final Cut X is the standard of the industry after a year of wailing and moaning. And so on, and so on, and so on, there are plenty more examples.
Apple takes risks, and sometimes those risks don't work out (plenty of examples of that, as well). But just like the stock price, the line of Apple's progress is more or less continuously upward. In addition to my opinion on this, numerous other factors -- popularity, sales, adoption of newer versions and so on -- support this conclusion with facts.
Just because someone is critical doesn't make them entitled.
Very true. Good thing I didn't say that then, isn't it. I said (quoting) "The entitled people (you know the type), who haven't noticed that Apple didn't overwrite their beloved old version ..." which -- pretty clearly -- suggests a subset (actually, two subsets) of "all people who are critical of the latest version of iWork." Sorry if I didn't spell that out enough for you, but I can't write to cover every possible misinterpretation.