Did you say Microsoft Office is bloated?
Check this and find out for yourself. Just shows how good Microsoft Office is… as long as they don’t make it a .Net application, i.e.
IMHO, Ooo (OpenOffice.org) made a bad choice in depending too heavily on Java technology for their 2.0 release. I guess they had no choice though… after all, it’s a product of Sun Microsystems.
Managed code, whether it is Java or .Net, will always be slow compared to the architecture specific binaries… anyday!
Performance analysis of OpenOffice and MS Office: