As someone who was developing in Flash in 1997, I can definitely say I am experienced. Around 2006 as the web 2.0 movement kicked into gear, it dawned on me that the web was more about information, and useable access to that information, and not about bloated interfaces. I quickly became anti-Flash. Perhaps it was a bit too early. Unfortunately I had a hard time convincing my clients that Flash was not a long term web technology.
However now, with the help of our friends at Apple, and even our friends at Adobe, it is clear that Flash is truly dead. I am happy to share this link with you. Occupy Flash.