"Corel X3, the natural next step"4.0 starson by edawson
Pros: PDF import, interface is bright and refreshing, the learning curve for upgraders will be short and there's even an interface for Word users. The file transition from WP11/12 to X3 was flawless.
Cons: The PDF import still needs some work, but it's a great first step. Long document (400+ pages) handling seems to be faster.
Summary: While the PDF import still needs some work, it's a great first shot for Corel at making PDF truly the "Portable Document Format." Don't expect miracles -- when you import complex PDF be prepared to edit (or my advice is to copy/paste and reformat). My expectation is that it will do a better job in later releases, but if you want to "re-purpose" something NOW from a PDF file, you'll be able to do it.
And that's just for starters.
As a long-time (since version 3.0) WordPerfect user, yes, I'm partial to it. But I use both Word AND WordPerfect, and the things that make WordPerfect a winner for its users, are still (or finally) there. Word will be playing catch-up.
Of course, your mileage may vary, as the caveat goes. Not everyone will like it, and for sure, not everyone will hate it! But imho, I think WP users of former versions will be pleasantly surprised, and the naysayers will follow their determination and find *something* wrong with it