I purchased this product to use in my netbook prior to a motorcycle trip to Spain in May 2010.
Since we caught an overnight ferry-boat from Genoa to Barcelona, I got a kick out of finding our position at sea through the GPS receiver and tracking our progress on the map. Since we could receive 6 to 8 satellites, the position fix was pretty accurate -- a lot more so than the announcements that were made on board.
I then used the mapping software to plan our daily tours and calculate distances. Hotel information contained in AutoRoute, while not 100% exhaustive, is pretty helpful nonetheless.
While the maps are supposed to be up-to-date, however, I found that some new roads in my area (Milan) simply are not featured in this 2010 edition, even though they exist since 2008.