Sadly the HTTP download we had offered was discovered by sites in China and linked all over the country. It was abused and there was well over 2-3TB worth of data downloaded from the servers in just a months time.
Sadly it will not be available via HTTP Download anymore from this site. If someone has gotten it from us and then uploaded it and offered it that is something else. But NeoSmart will not be offering it via HTTP anymore.
Torrents are far cleaner and easier than those sites that you mention which make you click through a million different ads/links to get to the download page..... and none of them support 160MB files, to the best of my knowledge.
Using torrents vs HTTP should really be a non-issue. There are a ton of excellent clients out there right now, from µTorrent to Vuze to Deluge; and the better browsers (like Opera) have built-in torrent support right out-of-the-box.
In fact, with browsers like Opera and general purpose download managers with torrent support, downloading a well-seeded torrent (like the NST recovery CDs) is invisible to the end-user and identical to an HTTP download except in the few cases where firewall restrictions in corporate settings make it difficult to DL such a file.