The built-in PDF export and saving options for Illustrator sucks.
Very painful when working with multiple pages and multiple files/documents.
If I use "Save As", it's suddenly a PDF, not an AI document. If I edit it, I have to remember to save back to AI so that it's the latest iteration!
If I use the export function for multiple PDF's (based on artboards in Illustrator) all the PDF file sizes are the same! regardless of what's in that particular artboard in Illustrator!
Everything would be, like, 64MB even if one artboard/PDF export is blank!
This is the latest Illustrator CC 2024, you guys. Augh.