Maybe he's trying to say it sucks up resources on the phone but I don't care about that. All I know is that I cannot view a lot of videos that I want to see on the phone. Just yesterday, I wanted to view a video on CNN, but couldn't because the phone doesn't support flash. So what's the workaround for that huh? Just don't watch the video or find a laptop to watch it on? Lol. Come on! A lot of videos posted on news sites and basic rendering of company homepages require flash support.
Apple's refusal to even acknowledge flash as a relevant technology drives me up the wall for all the reasons you just mentioned. I wished they would just come out and specifically why they won't support flash instead of playing all these head games.