Compared to my experience getting an installation executable of Sony Movie Studio 12: Adobe has already formed a negative impression with this possible customer, given your onerous procedure for acquiring a trial.....
Download assistant - gotta install this first - no .exe for you.
Install download assistant - you gotta supply your adobe ID - no .exe for you
Oh, you haven't been here in ages - we reset your password go check your email - no .exe for you
What? no email - Go check spam folder - there it is. follow link - password reset - no.exe for you go back to the download assistant
Enter password - finally! an .exe for me.
I haven't even compared the two products for my needs, but already, I am not happy with premiere elements.
Why so stupidly complicated?
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Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830
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-Premiere Elements FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1042180