“Flash has become obsolete.”
Not even close. HTML5 will never be a standard. Has HTML 1-4 been standardized? Has CSS 1-3 been standardized?
The answer: No. There is no way Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, and Google will ever work together. Apple tried to shut out Flash and it hasn’t worked.
HTML5 is nothing more than a scheme by a few individuals (Steve Jobs one of them) on how everyone views the Internet. Without Jobs, HTML5 has 0 chance of going anywhere.
Flash 11 (molehill) supports 3D. Even Unity (the biggest online 3d engine) quickly stated their support for Flash 11.
Microsoft is still supporting flash, just not with the metro browser. It’s most likely due to plug-ins detracting from the metro experience. But the other IE will run it.
The future of the web is mobile devices. Flash may have a place, but it’s a small one.