Now that it has been out for a little while I was wondering what everyone thinks. I still use 5 but I am considering the upgrade. Is the compression better? How is the support for mp3's and video? What is the new feature that you can't live without?
Ya I am going to do the download I thought maybe some of the people on the board have been using it for a while might have some insight. I guess they are like me and can't afford the upgrade at the moment. I just wanted to see if there was some over seen aspect that made it worth the upgrade.
knighty The tour is not that impressive. I won't upgrade if thats all there is.
the new player takes a while to spread it's way around to all of the end users
That's the problem with any bleeding edge (or even halfway-lukewarm-new) web technology/standard... the end users software needs time to catch up. I ran into the same problem when I designed an interactive calculating form in Acrobat 4: I discovered none of the Windows machines in our office had their Acrobat Reader updated in over a year!
Because I fear that sort of upgrade laziness is not at all uncommon, I personally would wait at least a year after the introduction of a "new web technology" before actually implementing it on a commercial website.
Wouldn't implement any new capabilities of Flash MX on a live website until next summer (which gives you plenty of time to get really slick using them... ;) ), when people have had a good chance to upgrade to the new player.