My review of Family Tree
I share the frustration of many users with the fighting and deleting of each other's work on individual pages, it can be exasperating. Even when I have provided ample documentation to prove a line, other users disregard it. The problem is that users have all levels of experience, from raw beginners to advanced. I have come across some good work done by knowledgeable individuals but also a lot of guess work by people who don't have a clue. It's one thing to work on an individual from the 20th or late 19th century where there are ample and detailed sources available to compare, but when working on someone from the18th century or earlier, beginners who use this site are completely out of their depth, not understanding that it takes more than a similar name and date to make a match. Most amateur genealogists eventually realize it is necessary to go beyond the sources provided here.
Don't get me wrong, I love the ease of working with the program. It is simple for someone with experience to quickly sort through various sources and compile a good profile for an individual. As a template for a workplace to build a personal tree, it would be great. Maybe there is a way to combine the two. The common tree, worked on by all users could still be available, but one could take an individual's page and adapt it to use in one's own tree, affecting no one but oneself. Then one's own work and tree could be preserved.
For myself, this version of Family Tree can only be used as a tool to play around with, in the hope of easily finding some records that are applicable. It is hopeless as an accurate source for reliable work and unfortunately very deceptive for those with no experience.