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This in no way suggests that HTML5 sucks or is evil, it is just something that people need to consider.
Unless in your original point, by developer you meant Firefox, Chrome, Opera or IE dev teams and by application you meant the aforementioned browsers, then your point was, at best, vague.
And hey, if you want to go down that road, Apple recently criticized Adobe for being late to the game porting their apps to Cocoa. Guess who makes iTunes, which is still stuck in Carbon land?