I am a Debian user, for quite some time. This is NOT a poke at Debian, Rene does a first rate job of packaging upstream. It has been x number of years though since Debian packaged vanilla OO, Debian used G0 -Office 'fork' , as did a few other Linux distro's. I used what Debian released.
My templates would break , Tables in Writer, periodically. I thought it was something I did, until the release of LO 3.4, which totally broke backwards compatibility for my use. I had to find a solution quickly, business, deadlines etc. I started using dev builds of AOO.
I loved having Debian manage my software stack. I have now found I have to be more selective. I use AOO,debs from their web site-no repos, and also Trinity desktop (kdepim), which I have to test and manage separately.
Not sure the animosity towards anyone supporting AOO. FOSS and choice come to mind.
ps: google: gomadtroll apache openofice, table borders, read/search the LO and AOO listserves