Why does InDesign let me do this, but not Illustrator?
Please get with it developers!!! If you are going to give users a choice to place a PDF, then do it better, rather than worse, which is the case with CS 5.5. You only provide the choice to place 1 chosen page of a PDF at a time. Take note of Coreldraw, which allows the user to choose a specific page, or a range, or the whole damn document. It amazes me that Illustrator developers missed this. It's also the reason why I will postpone upgrading indefinitely. The absence of this facility affects my productivity seriously.