Daniel - yes, I’ve spent hours and hours (and hours and hours) in Google Docs. It does some things beter than MS Word (like not crash). But…
* Its track changes leaves much to be desired (you can’t see multiple layers of revisions at once, you can’t select which revisions to accept, you can’t easily see what’s different in a new version, unless you go to the last version and then compare back and forth)
* It’s not available offline (which means I can’t edit on a plane or, half the time, even on Amtrak)
* It’s *still* a super document-centric system where the expected output is a thing you would print or PDF. You can’t export it to (usable) HTML, so I end up copying and text-only pasting things from Google Docs into a text editor. Then I go back through and mark up the entire document in HTML in the text editor, moving back and forth from Google to the text editor to make sure I am catching all the places where a word or two should be italicized, making sure I am including the right links, etc. Not only is this a huge waste of time, but it’s also a great way to introduce errors. So while I appreciate that Google Docs are free and can be shared, they don’t solve the fundamental problems with Word.