Us deprecated Flash designer developers are chuckling about this new “motion design” idea. Yup, I said that dirty word. The concepts presented here are something *quality* Flash (it existed) had for years, and was the topic of much discussion. Glad to see its coming back (but yes, in a much better way.)
I agree with most of what you write, but doing away with Development as something “you can learn within 6 months” is bullshit IMHO. Ofcourse your client doesn’t care how your JS and CSS is structured, but you better believe your client cares if your website is bulky, laggy and doesn’t work properly across devices.