Excerpt: I am having a good experience with Microsoft Office Home and Busineess 2011. I read some negative things before I bought it but I've been pleasantly surprised using it. Performance is good, significantly better than Office 2008 or 2004. Some tools have been moved, but the Ribbon is nothing to be afraid of. It's just tabbed toolbars.
Pros: Overall speed. Improved reliability in Outlook
Cons: The User Interface is still a bit rough around the edges.