Wow. Got Office 2010 pro for 20$, corporate offer. Installed it for a week. Then removed it. Libre Office i.e. open office) is so much better, unless you're talking mega data (100 pages word, 125,000+ lines excel), in which case MS doesn't work either.
Office is like a toy. It can't cope with real business needs, and it's too expensive for casual use.
Not surprised that Office starter became a dead end. No doubt when people get a taste of LO they won't go back. Like how Chrome sort of beat IE. It's not going back. People taste freedom they aren't going back. Pay for quality, sure. Pay for a defective product? Sorry, I've got options.