If your answer is a resounding yes for the above questions, there is now hope. If you have a jailbroken iPad that is.
So if you ventured the risky way and jailbreaked your iPad there is now code available to help you show Flash content. For the moment it only supports games and animations, but the movie support is being worked on. The application in question is named Frash and is able to play Flash 10.1 content.
For a demo at how it looks check out the video below:
For a complete instruction how to install Frash check out this article at Engadget.