AJAX backlash: dead ahead!

Metafilter has a cool new feature. There’s just one problem: even the users who like the feature in the abstract find it a little annoying in practice.
Anil dash is less than impressed by the latest hot new ruby on rails startup.
Anything you can do in Flash, you can do in AJAX. But just because you can doesn’t mean that you should. Are AJAX developers going to have their own “skip intro”-style backlash?