ctoz - 6:51 am on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
" a framework which generates a ton of overhead and is completely unreliable"
The overhead pain's more or less done with after the first load: and you can organise your code so that the viewer has content to look at/read while the library's loading. I'm a slow learner, not too interested in bells'n'whistles, but I've found jQuery's ajax functions and its callbacks—which allow for precise timing and sequencing—really easy to implement. For me, it was either jQ or some other library, or having to learn Flash, and Flash looked like a more closed system than jQ...