Dude, I just figured it out as to why I have problems getting excited about end results vs. how to get there. Like, you know how a lot of developers and designers are loyal to their craft vs. loyal to their company? Some don’t care where they work, just as long as they are plying their trade. I have the same type of thing with Flash. I don’t really care what’s created in it; RIA’s, games, animations… they are all neat, but I care more about creating things in Flash vs. what was actually created. I don’t get excited over RIA’s, but I do get excited over a new component set made to create RIA’s. I’m not excited about Flex, but I am excited I can create components for Flex.
Anyway, thinking about it on the way to work this morning. I was always frustrated because I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t excited about a lot of the products and technologies such as RIA’s, XPath, and portable vector rendering engines… and then I realized, I don’t give a flip about them unless they were made using Flash. So, I’m all about the tool vs. the product. Granted, I’m all about creating quality content, just ask my customers. I can, however, see why I’m still a developer vs. a business owner.