Transformation tool ?
Surfaces paint with a texture
Exporting in many format
Just the good things we can find in Flash else that animation stuff.
No publishing video.
A tool for everyone. Alot better than MS Paint with a minimum of tool and a small cost for a large public.
I'm now using Flash CC just for doing graphics one, since Photoshop and illustrator is too much for my small use. And Flash is quite simple if you don't use Action Script or animations features.
I think it's the best tool i ever seen for regular use.
Yes it's possible to create a simple paint program, but...
1. You wouldn't be able to save your work (unless it was an Air app).
2. Why? There are already many free paint programs out there, from MS Paint to Paint.NET.