One install for all editions of Adobe Reader, Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro
Now that Acrobat Std and Pro are licensed per named user, and not by device, there is no need to have separate installs of Adobe Reader, Acrobat Std / Pro. There should be just one install that I can put on every single computer. If the user doesn't sign in with an Adobe ID (or enterprise/federated ID) they get access to Reader functionality. If they sign in and their ID has been assigned a Std subscription, they get to use Std functionality. If they sign in and their ID has been assigned a Pro subscription, they get to use Pro functionality. The truth is that per named subscription costs more AND increases administrative overhead. Customers should at least be treated greater value, not only in end user functionality, but in administrative functionality directly resulting in lower administrative costs.
Steve Kish commented
Thanks for your reply. I am aware that Std/Pro are the same installer. I know you get it, but to expand on my rationale... I still need to decide which computer gets Reader, and which get Acrobat. Or if I were to put both on all computers, I need to configure which is the 'default' PDF tool. I would prefer a single install that, based on subscription level (or no subscription at all) delivered the entitled functionality.
Thanks for raising your concerns to Adobe. I would like to tell you that there is a single installer for Acrobat std & pro. The same Acrobat install will act as Standard and Pro based on the entitlement using signing in have.
Reader is a different product and have a different installer.
However, i will pass this feedback to product team for prioritization.