I think flash has it's place ... like for music, graphics, or art
sites. But businesses that sell products or services do not want
flash (or shouldn't want flash). That's the problem ... some
managers and owners get big eyes when they see flash sites, but are
failing to get the point about having a website. People want to see
the products and get information quickly. Flash is for
entertainment, not selling products online. Take Amazon.com or
Ebay.com for example ... if they had flash animations loading up on
their pages, people would not use their sites. But, if I'm having
work done by Mirimax or some production company, I would expect to
see flash on their site.
Don't use flash unless you're an artist, photographer, or band.