We've had a complicated relationship. In the early days it was great - you made the web better, and you brought about games and videos that couldn't be done in any other way. Well, I spent some time hanging out with RealPlayer, which was pretty good when I had dialup and I could listen to foreign radio stations. Those were good days. But RealPlayer gained weight and became annoying.
Yet Flash, you felt fresh and lively. I was so used to waiting aeons for Java applets to load, and their interfaces would be sluggish and rubbish. You loaded in a matter of seconds, you ran really quickly and I barely even noticed you were there.
But something changed. You changed, Flash. I don't know when it started, but I just can't continue our relationship today. You crash all the time, you're big and bloated, and you seem to have no interest in improving yourself. You have thousands of engineers working on you, and yet you just seem to get more jittery, more crash prone, more annoying.
So it's time for me to say goodbye. I just can't take another "This plugin has crashed: Shockwave Flash" message in Chromium. It hurts me. I won't kick you out of my life completely - we can see each other if we absolutely need to, but FlashBlock will put some healthy distance between us.
Farewell, Flash. You had your chance. But you're not the future.