we don't know that if GOG goes with the "two different sets of installers
[..] we don't know yet if there will be any meaningful way to skip downloading them
Sadly, Fables said that it's already decided.
I already foresee outdated and buggy alt installers..
Now it will be even more a pain to manage standalones.
This, combined with Legacy Magog.. -_-
They are big files mostly, you can download them one by one if you want
[..]run a defragmenter for your set afterwards.
[..]The little fragmentation there would be for your GOG installer set means absolutely nothing.
That's exactly what I want to avoid..
Normal downloads (on Win) can cause a lot of fragments (except maybe on semi-empty drives) and big files are slow to defrag.
Using only 1 download will take 4x time and won't assure zero fragments, so it's not a good alternative.
I want to store the installers properly, not scattered with 1000 pieces (useful also when backupping the entire hdd).
That's also why I suggest you stop waiting, and download your games already now [..] without having downloaded lots of the games twice (with the Galaxy installer, and without).
That's a good point, though..