I am furious, really furious over this. I want the Flash player back, and pronto. Having bought premium WP, it's what I paid for!
Why I am furious? All my player customizations are now being ignored. Want to know some of the consequences?
(1) I have a music page (http://stayontop.org/music/) where the player plays a playlist of about 70 different mp3s. I had set the Flashplayer to show singers+titles. The new HTML5 junk player shows nothing, so now visitors have no clue whatever song it is they are listening to.
(2) I had customized players buttons with colors that I referred to in the player bottomline (click red to... click green to...). The new HTML5 junk player doesn't show the colored buttons my text is referring to, so for about 150 posts in 2 blogs I would now have to re-edit part of the posts' text... Any idea of the time that would cost?
This detrimental experimenting over the heads of WP users (paying users!) is totally infuriating. I think I have the right to demand the return of the Flash player. Not next week, not tomorrow, but today. It was part of the service I paid WP for.
In real anger over how WP techies apparently think they can ignore the vested interests of normal bloggers,
Henk van Setten (stayontop.org and historyofmentalhealth.com)