Fireworks should be able to open Illustrator files till CS6 release. Is this not the case?
Why not in CS6, is there a workaround?
Did you ever figure this out. I was just getting into learning Fireworks and now I'm finding that you can't bring AI vectors over to the stage: WTH? It's great that you can do all this new stuff in Fireworks with sprites and CSS, but I guess we don't get to work with complex shapes.