I have tried to understand why I lost AW when I bought a new iMac 8 days ago.
My MB Pro (OS10.5.8) does extremely well with AW and the data base. I heavily rely on the application and don't want to learn something else.
Computers are supposed to save time not add time and frustration.
When something works leave it alone.. it makes us buy the latest fastest machines that will work for us not against us.
I understand that if I do away with Lion and go to 10.6 I will lose Thunderbolt. So be it... all my drives, etc. run on either FW800 or USB anyway.
I need AW MUCH more than anything I see on 'Lion'. iWork simply does not do it for me. I don't use it on my MBP even though I have it.
I love Apple and have never owned a PC and always want the latest best processor out there. But I want my work left alone.
My first computer was the Apple IIe before Mac's were released and have/will stay with Apple because of the reliability.
One thing Apple could do is to move the AW database (as is) to iWork so the thousands of us who use it can continue to do so. Make the conversion very seamless and easy. Bento and Filemaker are not options.
AW does a beautiful job with my mailing list printing envelopes at Christmas and my customer list. My mailings, customer files and phone lists, etc. are all on large data bases in AW. The SS is great and easy to use. I can't get use to the SS in iWork. I see from the discussions that many others have the same problem.
Today I am calling AppleCare to see what it takes to send the iMac back and possibly get a previous model that runs OS 10.6
I really hate that it has come to this. I also noticed that iMovie6 HD will work on 'Lion' but iDVD6 will not... go figure.
Yvan Koenig suggested running AW using MS windows. I don't want to run windows PC software on my Mac.
Does anyone have an answer?