I know that many Pages users have stuck with version 4, also called Pages ’09. The latest release of Pages 5, however, may restore some of the features you were holding on to. Version 5.6 is fundamentally the same program as 5.5, but it’s a bigger jump than the 0.1 increment would indicate.
A host of typographic refinement has returned, providing support for the wealth of OpenType features that allow more sophisticated “typesetting” in Pages that takes a user closer to what InDesign and other layout software can provide. This is a return, as most features were available in the previous Pages release, and were missed by some—apparently enough to resurrect them.