Looks like they also created a smaller client for download...yet it is still huge at a little over 14 gigs.
More information is located here
Age of Conan trial
The changes have been phenomenal since launch and the game runs better, questing is much improved, and coming next week is discussion of the 1.05 patch going to test, which introduces new gear mechanics and new level 70 gameplay.
Here is hoping things work out for Funcom, as this game has finally become great, and they really need to recover from the launch.