You will be given an estimate when you begin the download process. If you are concerned that it may take up too much of your allowable bandwidth to download then yes please purchase a physical copy.
Thanks Jeff, but your download manager does seem to have
I tried earlier today to do exactly what you later suggested,
directing it to save the file onto my NAS (1.8TB free).
Your download manager terminated the download immediately,
saying that I had not enough free space!!!
Is there some reason why Adobe gives only a few sample file sizes
instead of an approximate size for every Adobe product.
It really is quite annoying not to know until you try it.
In fact I suspect I will need a physical copy because of
my limited download monthly quota on satellite internt.
Where are you choosing to download the install files too? Are you choosing the default location of your User folder?
You can also try initiating a direct download by following the directions listed at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/981369.