I don't have time for details right now (haven't read the entire article) but thought that you would be interested in knowing that the latest PC Magazine has reviewed and rated five genealogy software.
Here are the ratings with very brief PC Mag comments:
The Editor's Choice is: Sierra's Generations 8.0 Grande Suite, with 5 "stars" - has interactive 3-D family chart and 31 research CDs, superb internet research capabilities - good for beginners.
FTM 7.5 has 4 "stars" - good for beginners, easy to use
TMG 4.0 Gold has 4 "stars" - better for experts wanting more depth and flexibility
UFT 3.0 has 3 "stars" - inexpensive and does the job
PAF 4.0 has 3 "stars" - quite effective and free ----------------------
PC Magazine is geared to the comsumer and will have some influence on beginners looking for genealogy software.Looks like Genealogy.com will have to put more of their resources into FTM to compete. It may be goodby to Family Origins, too.