I use Word less and less...I prefer typing within Gmail because you can save your drafts online and not worry about hard drive. What I am saying basically is that at a personal level, I have already shifted to the cloud!
The cloud is just somebody else's hard drive instead of your own. It's actually less secure because it's not in your control how to retrieve your archive. The cloud requires a great deal of trust that nothing will ever go wrong. My own archives are double backed up on optical media.I still use Word. For a long time it was great word processor. I only ever use word processors for writing, or to save off copies of what I've written elsewhere. So I was never a power user of Word. I think they broke it in when they tried to make it do too much. If you're going to do page layout, use dedicated page layout software, our get more control and better results.