I found both programs hard to decipher compared to the money program I used in the past. Very hard to correct any figures previously entered and in general the entire program is hard to stumble through. With lots of mis-steps, I'm finally in the process of gaining ground, but this program is not all that user friendly fpr me, that's for sure.
Price, incompatable data formats, and Deluxe can follow rental properties, certain tax advantages are available with Deluxe, and the worst of all differences, you have to start the Basic version from scratch because of the data incompatabilities. If there was an alternative to Quicken, I would use it.
The Starter Edition only allows bank accounts, not 401(k)s, IRAs and the like. They only allow banks, not investment companies like Fidelity or Vanguard. Therefore, you won't get a complete picture of your finances.