Is there an actual fix to the broken flash uploader being planned? I understand all the "restart your browser" and "reinstall everything" instructions, but is there any hope that it's actually going to be fixed? Given the high volume of complaints, rather than a sticky post that offers a very lengthy process for trying to repair it which many people follow to no avail, it seems like the uploader itself should be fixed. If it's this problematic for this many people who otherwise like and work well with WordPress, then it seems to me that we're beyond "it's your fault/your machine's fault" as a response.
In my particular case, the uploader claims that the attempt to upload the image failed, but then the image is actually in the media gallery. But it can't be inserted into a post, because when you hit "insert into post," you just get a blank white screen, and nothing happens. I have the current version of Flash, I don't have any of the conflicting plugins, and so forth. Yes, in theory, I could spend hours trying every one of the TEN long steps that you're supposed to go through (in which you're told to disable features that presumably exist for a reason, and no information is provided about what other effects there are from disabling them), but I could also just take my blog off WordPress, which would be faster and have a better chance of success.
I would give anything -- ANYTHING -- for a simple, functioning, non-flash image upload like every free service offers. I can't achieve that. I have installed the "No Flash Uploader" plugin, and it shows as active, but it has had zero effect. The broken flash uploader still is the only option I'm given to upload images. My bottom-line question is this: is there any plan to fix the uploader, or is the sticky post the final word?