I am involved now with a project that requires using Adobe InDesign, a popular design programme that has become the industry standard over the past several years. So I will be able to make some comparisons with iWork/Pages stemming from practice as is the rule on this blog. I usually don't blog about anything that I haven't tested and verified in practice.
One quick observation: in Pages, to put text in italics you just do Command+i to a selected portion and the font changes to italics, if it is available. In InDesign there isn't such option - you have to go through the toolbar font options. Or am I wrong?