I personally HATE flash and co.!
Lets face it 95% of flash are ads or bad taste and 4% are trailers and MAXIMAL 1% is really useful stuff.
And a useful video i will save on my hard drive.
If i want to view a video i want a download link and then watch it the way i want!
Even streaming is no problem with the right apps.
And always remember Flash not really a free solution. So why poison Linux with it??
Are I'm the only one who finds videos embedded in a tiny flash browser video with less control over skipping etc. a huge step backwards?