the only reason I have for running LibreOffice at all is to import MSOffice files
Then any office suite other than MS Office is probably a bad choice for you.
it's a question of whether or not LO 4.0 solves (or at least ameliorates) a long-standing problem
The problem was solved a few versions ago. It's called OpenDocument. Oh, you mean your problem with your colleagues not wanting to use a standard document format when exchanging documents. That's a user problem and you can only correct it with education. Software won't help much with that problem.
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