The Unbeaten Path to the Better Mousetrap
An "old lawyer in a very small firm" is absolutely correct when it comes to the virtues of WordPerfect.
I started using Word after using WordPerfect for years. Today, despite additional years of using Word almost exclusively, my conclusion is that WordPerfect is greatly superior due to its ease of use, especially by those of us who do not want to spend hours with a technical manual. If our clients had not switched to Word, we'd still be using it.