Illustrator should be able to export a .pdf NOT save as - I've lost so much work this way - proofing a file with a client as a .pdf should not risk overwriting the original. InDesign and other CSS apps work this way, Exporting rather than Saving As...
There is a very ral risk of overwritng the original file and this is very destructive.
The option to save an illustrator file as a pdf could still be there if people really use that - but ADD the Export as .pdf function.
I second that. I HATE the pdf option not being under export. I too have mistakenly "saved" my work as a pdf thinking I was really saving it as an .ai.
And everytime I go to make a pdf I always look for Export first.
I just don't get. Illustrator is Illustrator, it's not Acrobat.
too true ... I've lost tons of my work in school thinking that it's saving both pdf and .ai.... it's not good business adobe so much for the wait for improvements in CS6