It is so very inconvenient to have to patch Adobe Reader multiple times, especially when first installing. Additionally, it takes great effort to determine which patches are already applied so that the correct one(s) can be added. Patches should be cumulative so that the latest one can be applied to any previous major version, e.g., 8.17 ca be applied to any 8.x Reader.
I think this is a no-brainer. Businesses have hundreds or thousands of clients to take care of, and Adobe is doing a poor job of addressing the corporate customer.
Thanks! I was hoping someone actually knew why patches were done this way. Maybe Adobe had explained it in the past...