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At that time, you'll need to decide if the value of the flash justifies the expense it leads to with its bandwidth requirement.
The current issue is not bandwidth - but if the flash is going to help you reach the point where it becomes a problem!
Also, if you use movie clips, you also need to consider copyright issues - and if front page links to other sites are helping you - or the sites you are linking the flash to.
The second reason it's an issue for the first-time visitor is none of your images are cached yet, so you've added a heavyweight item for your main page. First impressions are lasting ones . . .