Flash 10+ has drastically cut cpu consumption, across all platforms, so they seem to have made this decision based on prior performance. At the time, I would have concurred. We use flash as the player for our software and since 10.2, its around 75% less cpu with better hd graphics for the same benchmarks.
The thing is we don’t need Flash any longer. With HTML 5 and the advent of localStorage and libraries like jQuery, Flash has become obsolete.
Too little too late. Flash has been the unstable pig of the internet for a long time, if they would have fixed those problems in the mid ‘00s instead of waiting until now there wouldn’t have been this rebellion. But instead they wait until the anti-Flash movement gained steam.