Originally Posted by Toothless Gibbon
Having been a flash developer for 8 years, I disagree. Show me one non-flash browser application which doesn't "feel horrible".
What do you mean by button designs? Do you think there is some kind of limitation of the design of buttons in flash?
Text selection over font rendering? huh? Please explain.
Look at how Flash renders text. It always looks different. Out of place. And the behaviour is different too: You can't select text (unless the developer actually implements his own behaviour).
And for text selection and other stuff your application simply won't feel like a "native" application. Same with buttons and other native widgets. Flash has its own widgets which don't match those of the hosting platform. Look at any webpage in comparison: A text input box matches the usual style of the host platform.