Any other Mac people PO'd with Flashplayer?

seriously, this is getting out of hand. Anyone else sick of the abominable performance of flashplayer 8 and 9 on macs in a browser?

The P.O.S. little Windows Box the studio uses to run a plasma TV for powerpoint presentations runs a new site I finished MUCH more smoothly than my dual g5 and my brand new MacBook Pro (and this computer only comes installed with a web browser it’s so weak).

I downloaded Flashplayer 9 and performance is… WORSE???

Is it just me or are there others out there who are having such severe performance issues on Macs? Any tips and tricks?