Finally, Flash on Mac has sped up. Mike over at our sibling blog, FlashInsider, notes that the new version of Flash player "uses OpenGL in OSX (10.2 and above) to display content. Of course older Macs that dont support OpenGL rendering mode will not see a jump in performance, but Macromedia would love if you still tried out the new Flash Player on your Mac and told them if and how it kills it."
I need to check this out. Perhaps the days of Flash being slower on the Mac are gone and we're in a new age of Apple / Flash Internet wonderfulness.