I guess that makes sense from a naming standpoint. It also makes sense from Microsoft’s unstated Mac business practices which is to release substandard products in an untimely fashion on the Mac platform. As stated before, there is an obvious bias on Microsoft’s part in terms of giving the Mac platform full products.
We are already sick of our idiot coworkers sending us .docx files that we have to push though Microsoft’s ghetto Open XML transmogrifier. Microsoft has already stated that they will not support docx files in Office 2008. Fan-fscking-tastic.
The good news is that by the time January 2008 rolls around, Google Docs and Spreadsheets (and hopefully Powerpoint) will be mature enough to be a serious competitor to Office, not to mention Open and NEO-office from Sun.