So congratulations to all of us. It's 2012, HTML5 is awesome, and i'm surfing a PDF.
Just because browsers can now, natively, do all sorts of awesomely amazing animation, doesn't mean we have to kill the user experience. If you need to use an HTML5 loader then you're doing it wrong. And it can be done:
How about we focus on the end user, rather than climbing up the self-gratification pole?