Tell me if you’ve heard this before

Dean Hachamovitch on the Building Windows 8 blog:

Running Metro style IE plug-in free improves battery life as well as security, reliability, and privacy for consumers. Plug-ins were important early on in the web’s history. But the web has come a long way since then with HTML5. Providing compatibility with legacy plug-in technologies would detract from, rather than improve, the consumer experience of browsing in the Metro style UI.

Let me just add to other quotes to this:

Update:
Adobe has posted its reaction and says that it will offer Air-based Metro Apps für Windows 8.