Over the years, my hate affair with Acrobat Reader has grown.
1. The UI seemed to block until the entire document was downloaded
2. The slow startup time, complimented by their oh-so-impressive patent list
3. The ever present, marketing driven, "Update Reminder"
4. The downright goofy interface.
It got so bad, I'd skip PDF hits in search results - that's insane. I was SO happy to stumble across
Foxit Reader. For my purposes at least, it's a fully functional drop-in replacement for Acrobat. I haven't had a single problem with it, and it's downright snappy. And it's free.