I have been using FTW 16 for many years. Recently took the plunge and converted to FTM 2013 because of the size and media. Ftw 16 stores everything in one file.
I've generated family books without much trouble.
I've made enough additions and changes that I cannot go back without losing all my media (need to re-associate all photos).
My problem is I'm trying to filter a 30,000+ file and generate a custom report to use as a to do list for searching for obits.
BIG SHOCK. This thing is slower than a snail for reports. Takes over 3 minutes to do a filter, I've not waited long enough to get a report. I am used to using v 16. I regret the day I cut the ties and switched over completely.
I like being able to automatically update ancestry family tree file.
I used to do the updated in 16 and periodically create a FTM file.
You would thing that since they moved all the media to a different folder, main file is so much smaller, that it would be mush faster. But NOOOO!