I have been told its for real developers
What the heck is a real developer?
That's not my comment btw. I think they mean that flash is easier for artists etc... and newbies like me and flex has nothing to build graphics in etc... xmls is a difficult concept for me to grasp coming from flash and AS3.
You're not annoyed are you? Maybe I should edit that, but it's what other say, not myself.
No I'm not annoyed at all.
I use Flash more than Flex and have built quite complex software using both and with plenty of XML integration in Flash as well as Flex, mostly Flash, in fact.
So based upon your answers it looks like I may be better off in flash as I know it pretty well. I can use the datagrid component etc...
I was worried if I got up to more than 100-1000 concurrent users (school networks) etc... it might make a difference.
It just seems that I read so much about flex being the way to go for data handling.
The infrastructure for large numbers of users depends on the server and network setup, not the client.
It all depends on what you want to do.