Being an "I hate subscription services" person myself, I recently upgraded from Office 2010 to Office 2016 Pro Plus. I really like having the installed versions of the Office programs.
Although Office 2019 is the latest, the jump from 2010 to 2016 was a major upgrade and 2016 is years away from its end of life. When you couple that with recycled Office licenses routinely being available on eBay for under $10, it was an easy choice for me.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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