Re: This type of mentality is irrational, bordering stupidity.
"Netflix uses Silverlight which is Flash's direct competitor by Microsoft. It faces the same problems and it also has been patched a lot recently."
Have to pull you up on this. Silverlight 5 for 32-bit Windows has been patched five times in its entire existence, from December 2011 (so a little over 3 years). Three were remote code execution issues, one could potentially allow information disclosure, and one was a defence-in-depth measure correcting a problem where other code could be attacked using Silverlight as a vector (it meant the location of attack code was predictable). The most recent patch was last March.