I'm creating dotted strokes in InDesign, which when exported (or distilled) to a pdf look terrible - no Anti-aliasing.
This can be fixed by creating the same shapes in Illustrator, expanding the stroke, then placing that file in InDesign. But that means each shape has to be re-created in Illustrator each time - which is not a good solution as I am setting up templates for other agencies around the world to use. Editing and creating these strokes in InDesign is the only solution. However, it doesn't seem possible to 'expand' the stroke in InDesign prior to creating the pdf...
This is a screen issue only, depending on the local Acrobat/Reader settings in antialiasing vector objects.
BTW: Don't use Distiller or any other Postscript like EPS anymore, use only export.