I still remember seeing my first demo of Macromedia Director.
Along with Fractal Design Painter, it became a favorite of mine.
Later, when Flash became available I did spend a good about of time learning the basics
However, I lost my appetite for working Flash pretty quickly.
I can't remember today, exactly why I didn't like using it.
It wasn't too long that I also started looking for ways to actively block Flash from running on my systems.
The reasons for this are fresher in my memory, security issues but mostly just didn't like the way so many web sites with Flash were slow and trashy.
Oh well, at least my love for Painter has survived the test of time.
(now from Corel instead of Fractal Design).
PhotoShop? Pft.. you're kidding right?
Now that I think about it, there's not much from Adobe that I really care for anymore.