There is certainly other software fixes for what people seek sure. However I think the majority of the posts on the topic wanted to utilize FTM itself.
Since you did not mention it I will assume you are exporting your FTM info to a gedcom and then opening that in WORD somehow? The problem some people seem to have with that method is the loss of direct media and other information because of important inabilities.
I could agree with you that MS Word has it's uses but getting the data from here (FTM) to there (WORD) presents some problems/losses. Unless I am missing something in what you mean.