Thanks! Wasn't aware that there was an SDK for Acrobat. Gonna give it a shot :-)
This can be done using a combination of an Action and a script. The script in the Action will collect the paths of the files you want to process and the folder-level script will extract the first page from each file and generate a new PDF from it. You don't need a plugin for this task, so you don't really need the SDK.
Thanks for the answer. I missed your post until now.
Sounds like I have some work ahead of me