There are ways to maximize this wonderful tool and all kinds of tips are available (see on how to avoid “death by PowerPoint.”

Two reasons I like PPT:

1. It’s easy to learn. I learned to use it in less than an hour, it’s so user-friendly tool.
2. It is a versatile tool to express your ideas. Isn’t it a whole lot more convenient than carrying around a carousel of slides?

There’s a terrific blog, in fact, for how to be more creative with powerpoint. See
What are some reasons you like PowerPoint?