So I'm back from FlashForward Seattle. What a show! Lots of folks and what an awesome interest in Illustrator! I always knew that most Flash designers use Illustrator, but it was refreshing just the same to see how passionate people were about it.
One of the coolest sessions at the show was one that Adobe ran, which was an informal chat about what users want in regards to future integration between tools. Adobe product managers for Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, and Flash were on stage and it was basically an open session. The product managers asked questions about what the crowd thought about certain features and technologies, and the crowd also had lots to say about current issues between applications (for example, the current issue wherein text cannot be copied and pasted between Illustrator and Flash).
At the show, I also had the chance to interface with users and answer questions (I got LOTS of those), and overall, it was a lot of fun. Looks like my next public appearance is going to be Photoshop World in Miami, followed immediately by ADIM 9 in Monterey.