It's a Rhetorical question I guess, but just thought it would be an interesting discussion. A lot of my less web savvy clients seem fascinated with having the Splash Pages or Flash Intros. Which I think are just about the most useless thing ever. Beyond that there are plenty of technical reasons I read on this site not to use them to really hammer the point home. It's usually fairly easy to talk them out of it. I just ask "Have you ever watched one of those intros, or do you hit the skip button?" . I think I have only ever had one person say they watch them. For me, I can't find the skip button fast enough in most cases. I am just always curious what the fascination is. To anyone who DOES like to implement them on sites, what do you think the benefits are? Or in a lot of cases, is it a clients request for you as well?