CANNOT... STOP.... FAVORITING... YOUR... VIDEOS...
Nah, but seriously, I'm not into animations but I consider myself a codemonkey with potential. A game developer, a fancy man would say. The quality of the games I produce are eh... mediocre at best. There are shortcuts in game development as well, just like you're describing there is in animaton. Still I wouldn't go for them. They're a limit on creativity and just to easy... causing a flood of the same type of content at the cost of views for those spending time to make the real thing.
I get the point of all peeps here saying they don't wanne pay for flash though. Well if you don't wanne pay for adobe flash and you wanne keep it legal then yeah... you should propably go for an alternative. Wanne keep it legal... just repeating a part of the sentence I just typed. Woops... that repeating was totally by accident.
Now THIS is why I wanna get a program such as flash, and why I won't even think of using crap such a Go! Animate.
and once again
THE DAY IS SAVED thanks to Harry Partridge
Man, you just said it all...
Really, the Go! Animate really limitates ppls imagination. I'm not going to use this piece of... something. I just can't! Really, if you want to begin, use Flash (like me). And try to learn some Action Script 3.0, it's REALLY USEFUL.
Since Flash CS4 HAS BONE ANIMATION! It helps like... A LOT. You don't need to animate frame by frame, you build and skeleton to your character and you're done! You don't need to use Go! Animate. If you really want to use it, FINE, but get aware that you are NOT going to evolve AT ALL.
Just stop being so lazy guys...
And Happy Harry, one day i'm gonna get on you level >:B