This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
It depends on the network and specification of the desktop used to view it. You will need to perform your own performance tests once you have your application up to find a level that is acceptable. There is no "one size fits all" performance ideal.
(NB: I don't find the Adobe site slow - could it just be your connection is not that good?)