Ugh. I remember that all too well. We had to print everything to pdfs and then print them from the pdfs so it wouldn't crash.
Yes!! I've been printing directly from a PDF since before that issue happened so, I was safe. A few years before when I'd print from within PS, it would take several minutes.....no one at PS gave me a satisfactory answer. My IT guy said to print from PDF and it was WAY faster!!