I don’t hate easily. I’m usually a very forgiving and nice person. I use Flash every day for work, however, and there are things I genuinely hate about it. Maybe someone working at Adobe might read this, give a little pitying laugh, and fix them. But I doubt it.
- Undo. What nonsense. Half the time it crashes, the other half it takes forever to do whatever it is that it’s doing.
- Non-standard dialogs and text entry fields. Seriously — use standards, where cmd-. cancels, and tab or return enters the values.
- Shape hints. It gives you the impression of functionality, without actually giving you the functionality.
- Shape tweens in general. What’s up with the random ease values?
- The timeline is a nasty piece of work.
There are many, many more problems with Flash. I might add to this list later, but for now I needed to get that off my chest. I hope, lord I hope, that Adobe fixes some of the crap in Flash while they add their selling points for the next release.