PagePlus is much easier/more intuitive to use than some other desktop publishing software programs I've tried - in fact, it's similar to MS Publisher, which I've used for years, but is much more versatile, has many many more bells & whistles, and is much much cheaper to purchase! Customer support has been excellent so far, and it's fun to talk to someone with a great British accent. I'm really happy with my purchase.
I have been a long time Serif customer - owning nearly a dozen of their software including PagePlus versions X3 up to X6. The PagePlus X6 release has been a major disappointment. For those of us authors who use PagePlus to construct books there are two major flaws with the book project files and creating PDF files to upload to publishers. So in effect PagePlus X6 is totally useless for authors. The first patch did not contain a fix, but they assure the next patch is going to fix these major flaws. Yet they make no allowance beyond the 60 day money back guarantee - such as offering a future discount for major inconvenience of buying shelfware. I've had to revert to PagePlus X5 and I am no longer going to be buying Serif software products. I cannot believe they would release a version where one entire feature/capability was clearly untested.