to say flash uploader is not a big deal would be to discount all the people who were asking for it.
How many people were asking for it? What was their age group? Flash uploader does nothing as far as look and useability of the site is concerned when using PP. Some people just want a bar going across which tells them that picture is being uploaded... it doesn't speed up the upload process nor does it give more people to upload/share more often. Moreover, if some newbie user doesn't have flash plugin installed, it adds another layer of support and question/answer session to get them to install that... I know majority of the users on the web have flash plugin installed but still...
More people look at the pictures in all of the PP galleries than upload on those galleries, so shouldn't improving the showphoto be a higher priority?
Now that kids are happy with their flash uploader, can we get some real development done and consider some of the features myself and others have been asking for?
I already spent some money with custom development on PP, I wouldn't want to do that for every single feature.