Graphic design = Flash design, not!

What’s in a design? Been Stumbling through the graphic design recommendations. Why do graphic designers insist on Flash? The point of broadband is to make sites fast, not so that graphic designers can dump even more data down the line to us.

Surely good design is more to do with working within the medium rather than adding to the medium in order to blow us away with wonderful Flash animations. I’m sure Flash and other forms of animation have their place, as do other forms of rich media, but that place is not on the home page of a web site.

If as much thought went into the initial look and feel and working within the medium of html/css to produce a slick smooth good looking design as was put into building a huge Flash file the end users would be happier and visit more often.
Any site that forces me to wait for a download before I can view it is quickly passed over in my web surfing.

Graphic design = Flash design, not!