George's thread/group about sustainable web design is a great thought. The trend towards flash-tastic websites discriminate, in a way, against people running older machines that can't or haven't been updated to view them. Who is going to install software for each site they visit? many will just move on and miss an opportunity for education or connection.
Plus, i personally hate that so many flash sites will not allow the reader to copy text...it's all embedded. That is not sustainable.