> yes, for this use case you may be better of with CVS, but only until you have to reconcile differences between different locations. DVCS tools give you the framework (and many of the mechanisms) for doing this as part of their heritage
Yes, of course. (Though in practice I'm not sure git's current merge mechanisms are well-optimized for the collection-of-large-binary-files case either.)
But that doesn't change the point, which is that git is not a perfect match for this problem, and a better tool that was similar to git in some ways but not in others could potentially do substantially better.