Dealing with Adobe’s freebee products has always been a pain. This goes back to the Macromedia days. It periodically and unpredictably stops working because it needs to update. This process has always been annoying, but manageable when I could just download the installer.
Now Adobe forces you to install a “Download Manager.” The installation of the “Download Manager” is slow on its own, but the installation of the software I ACTUALLY WANT (ughhhh) is even slower. It takes several minutes to install PDF Reader and Flash instead of seconds without the Download Manager.
Adobe is wasting peoples time with this Download Manager scheme. I am a lot more sympathetic to Steve Jobs view of Flash than I used to be.