Summary: IN MY OPINION: For those of you who do not know, Adobe Flash is going out the door with HTML 5 soon to take over. in 3-5 years time, flash will be just an old way of doing things and no longer used. Because of this, Adobe needs to charge such a huge amount for Acrobat in order to stay alive for the time being. As MS Office gets more and more integration and PDF ability, even Acrobat will be rarely used over the already free Adobe Reader.
Pros: It's Adobe Acrobat. It works with all versions, it gets the job done, it's the industry standard.
Cons: Incredibly expensive for the small functionality provided. In an age where the PDF is so widely used and so simple to create, Adobe has no justification for charging almost 300 dollars to manipulate a PDF. For the more experienced users, we all know that the main reasons you would buy Acrobat over using free Reader is for the Convert to Word, Convert to Excel, or extract/splice features... Adobe guards these features with its life, so its only a matter of time before ...
Summary: Adobe Acrobat is one of the most worthwhile investments a computer user can make. Although this is true especially for graphics people, it can be used extensively and well for any individual. Creating files that are small, easily transported over the net or via disk and having the recipient view and print exactly what was created is indispensable.
Pros: PDF format offers a very high level of accuracy, flexibility and mobility
Cons: Does not currently allow user selectable printing from within Acrobat Reader
Summary: I absolutely hate it when I click on a link on any given website, and it's a pdf file, and they don't tell you it's a pdf file. My computer is slow and it just takes forever. Adobe Acrobat in itself is okay though.
Summary: Adobe Acrobat is a original software to create and read the PDF files. It does what it supposes to do, however, there are many alternatives, some of them even free, that do the same, while being almost 10 times lighter and twice faster than Adobe Acrobat.