@Blue Ink: That's what I was thinking. In terms of USD, it's $139 for Office Home, legal to use on 1 PC and containing Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. In contrast, $99/per year gets you all of those plus Outlook, Publisher and Access for use on up to 5 PCs. I can see reasons for going both ways on that decision. I think for most people a full purchase is the more economical buy, but there are definitely people who'd save a lot of money with the subscription plan. However, the decision isn't always just about the price, or people wouldn't lease vehicles. I do think it's possible that the subscription concept will go over very well with consumers.