"Preachin' to the choir"...
We're just Adobe users like you, and the occasional employee. No management ever reads these pages.
The "no opt out" installs have been reported. No guess if it'll ever change, but the money it brings in would lead me to believe the answer is "no".
You can always download the Adobe Flash Player installer directly by clicking one of the following links.
There's NOTHING in those but the Flash Player.
Thank you so much for the response. A breath of fresh air!