Exactly. See here
Getting Linux by torrent can sometimes be a bit slow, as there aren't usually a lot of people involved. The last time I used it was for CrunchBang: the first attempt threatened to take 24 hours! I tried again later and there was no problem. The attraction for a small distro like Linux Lite is that it's less traffic on their server, so it keeps the costs down.
I think you'll like Lite: I rated it 8/10 when I reviewed it.