Why do I prefer OpenOffice, NeoOffice, or AbiWord?

I use OpenOffice (for Windows and Linux), NeoOffice (on the Mac) and AbiWord (in the three OSs) more often than Microsoft Office, and I many people recently asked me why. My choice has to do with many reasons, that might or might not apply to you:

Personally, I do not see a reason use Microsoft Office anymore; actually in my job we use OpenOffice / NeoOffice as well, as the standard office suite, and I have uninstalled any version of Office Mac in my own computer at home. I just don’t need another Office suite; OpenOffice, NeoOffice and AbiWord are perfect for me in every sense.

Of course, the same reasoning applies to Gimpshop, Inkscape or VLC, for that matter!