No need for Adobe Acrobat here.
After the considerable strife of this thread
I decided to look more closely into how to make GOOD QUALITY pdfs - not he crappy ones barfed out by ps2pdf which seems to be rubbish.
1. Learn LaTeX
. It's not popular, but if you want to make pdfs, you gotta learn it.
2. Compile your tex document into a device independent file (*.dvi)
3. Run this new and quite clever program dvipdfm
And there's your pdf file. With properly rendered fonts and graphics support.