Flash wins for the technology that has received the most eulogies. I think the community was great. And, if you are old enough, willing to say the F word, and were busy making cool stuff some 10+ years ago, you were using Flash! Or at least very familiar with it.
I don’t want to see a competition between what Flash “was” and what anything contemporary “is” — I only wish people would know their history a little bit.
Good to see posts from all the gang here.