I use Word more often than Appleworks. I like Appleworks. It is a nice set of apps. I agree I don't use Entourage either. Looking for Apple to upgrade Appleworks a bit. I been using it since it's earliest days and looking for a face lift.
In my opinion, Office is expensive and pay it only if you need those features. My guess is, including myself, that Appleworks is enough for most people. The rumour is that Apple is working on a new version, stayed tuned.