Yay, no more choice!
This is not a "win" for anyone, although it's not the worst thing ever. I am fine with open standards that work, but for now, most of the web uses Flash.
I don't care what the iFanboys say. This is the way the world works. Guess what. Most sites use Flash. Most computers use Windows. That is how it is.
Flash is resource-intensive and full of security holes, sure. But Adobe continued to improve it on both mobile and MacOS X. Now it's cancelled for mobile. Oh well. It's not good, but it's also not the end of the world. Hopefully over the next few years, sites will settle on ONE or a few open standards, so that everyone can access the full web on mobile. Standards are important. Especially when it comes to the web. Fragmentation helps no one.
1) That hasn't been my experience at all. The only websites that I have encountered on my idevices that depend on flash has been restaurant sites and now I just go to third party sites like allmenus.com to get the info I need
2) You can't get a standard together if everyone is relying on a proprietary plugin like flash