thanks for the comment. i bit the bullet and bought Reunion for mac only and absolutely LOVE it. their tech support has been great.
only 2 things i don't like. they don't have a hardcopy manual (i hate trying to read a screen and do something and not be able to pencil in notes about what i'm doing) and i have not figured out how to do a descendant's chart like you can on PAF....but on the + side, i did a GEDCOM import - lost nothing and MOST IMPORTANTLY kept the little id numbers assigned to each person by the PAF pgm.