HTML V5 is WORSE in every measure, it sucks more resources, uses more CPU cycles, uses a codec that is a minefield of patents
Major web browser engines other than Apple WebKit can play VP8, Vorbis, VP9, and Opus. How are these "a minefield of patents"? SWF can only use Sorenson Spark (similar to ye olde DivX) and MPEG-4 AVC, which is still patented.
has everyone forgotten the fact that DRM is now gonna be baked into browsers just to support HTML V5? I
SWF's strength was vector animations. HTML5 EME affects video, not vector animations.