Microsoft Word is hardly an exciting piece of software. I don’t mean that as a slight; that’s just not Microsoft’s thing. Also, it’s a word processor–it’s used mostly for writing things like reports or letters, not exactly scintillating stuff. It happens to be good at it, but that’s what it is.
Now, however, Word is getting a productivity feature that really does make things exciting. Then again, I’ll admit, I get excited at just about anything that makes work easier or a little more fun. If you spend much time taking notes in meetings or wish there was an easier way to transcribe presentations or interviews, this will do both.