I took the plunge and bought the download version yesterday. The Adobe Store says the CS4 Production Premium download was 19GB on the order page but after purchase, the size of the various files amounts to roughly 8GB. So my question is what does the retail box offer other than install discs and manuals that download doesnt? I know for CS3 we got a video workshop disc compromised of Lynda tutorials but Adobe has not provided an updated site with CS4 videos similar to what was offered in CS3.
No, not the same. The Workshop was an Adobe hosted video portal for the various tutorials for CS3 Products that shipped as a disc as well. It doesnt make any sense why the store says its a 19GB download and what is actually downloaded is only 8GB. There must be some missing content somewhere.