The death of Flash is pretty much official now.
There was a period of a few years on the internet where it looked to many of us like Flash could be the future. I invested some time in becoming a moderately proficient Flash developer, in the earliest years of the new millennium. I even drove to Boston in a suit (a rare and loathed activity for me) to win a Flash contract once.
Flash looked like the solution to all these things and more, and customers loved sites that were, well, flashy. If they could afford them.
I abandoned Flash a number of years ago for a couple of reasons, neither of which is the actual reason Flash is dying. I was never comfortable getting my development tools and runtime environment from a single vendor. And development time was simply too great in Flash. Sure, you got a shiny object at the end, but polishing that object ad nauseam was for designers, not all-purpose geeks like myself. Most of the projects I get focus on function more than form.
It was fun while it lasted, Flash.
UPDATE: if your biggest aspiration was to be the new Flash? You’re also dead.