OSNews has a review of openoffice.org 1.0. It's got a good look at the features, pros and cons, as well as the differences to staroffice. I've heard at least a couple of people say that it works just fine as an office suite, and at if someone like say, Apple, were to include it on their systems, in addition to or instead of MS office, and if it were to become the defacto standard on Linux systems, people might begin to see that they have an alternative to microsoft. Take into account the recent changes in licensing from microsoft, and you may see a shift. I'm not saying it's great, or fantastic, the only choice or even a perfect alternative to the "standard" that microsoft office, but from what I've seen, it's good enough.