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I assume you are talking

I assume you are talking about the blockchain. The blockchain is quite large right now and will be getting larger in the future, but most consumers have no need to use the standard client that makes downloading the blockchain mandatory.

Use Multibit or Electrum. The devs are planning to scrap the original wallet functionality of the client anyways and will now only reccommend bitcoin QT to miners or other people who want to run a full node.