Yesterday, I posted this as part of a quick response to question on the MacEnterprise mailing list:
"At one point I though the Adobe Acrobat updates were not scriptable but Mr. Neagle found a way around that."
I later received a direct communication regarding my comment from someone on the Acrobat update/install team at Adobe explaining:
"I'm trying to understand what folks are doing for silent install in 9, hoping to make this better in the future."
Below is my response. Yep, it's long-winded but, frankly, this is such a huge problem that it warrants all the detail. Sadly, I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said. I'm just adding my voice, adding my experiences and happy that someone's paying attention.