I just hate when someone tries to force something on me; Adobe is doing that right now. Now, I just wanted their Reader, which is fine software, by the way. But there was no way around getting some Adobe Download Manager from their website, hmmm. I don't need a download manager, since I'm not on a 33 Kbit modem and haven't been for a while.
So I decided to try their ftp site - and woopti, it worked; just went to ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/ and got me the plain version of Adobe Reader X without any add-ons being forced on me; not that I know of yet.
Shame on you, Adobe...
(sorry that this blog entry was not FIM related, but I just had to get this out of my system)