Yeah I hear you my friend, just look at iTunes and stores you can see how aggressive and exclusive Apple is. Well, I am just a sucker of this cute iPad, what can do:)
I heard hulu may doing a work around the Flash business to bring it's content to the ipad, (I hope).
Actually apple wants things to be standard. Flash is a proprietary API, and the more of those you throw in the more unstable things become. Notice how everyone now makes browsers that run plugins separately so if they crash you don't lose the browser? That's really for flash, they're just being polite.
There will be a time when we all remember life BH5. (as in before Christ, in this case Before HTML5)
Flash who? :D
The iPad is for the rest of us who do not need or desire Flash as Flash is obsolete Web technology.
Flash is also a common security risk for those who have access to the world wide web.
Most knowledgeable people block Flash in their PC browsers.
I can't wait for the internet world is ran by HTML5.