What does your display list look like?
While doing some work on multi-context view auto-wiring I wrote a little utility that iterates through the containers in a given display object container and builds some useful stats.
If you have a moment I would love it if you could run it against your Flex or Flash app and post the results in the comments. Please also indicate whether you ran it against a single complex component or an entire app, and whether it was Flash, Flex or Mobile.
ZIP download: boyblack-toolkit
Display Object Container Stats All Container Stats Containers: 521 total Children per container: 8 max, 1.16 avg Depths (distance): 29 max, 18.45 avg Unique container types: 86 total Unfiltered Container Stats Containers: 153 total Children per container: 8 max, 1.69 avg Depths (distance): 26 max, 16.98 avg Unique container types: 65 total Filtered (mx., spark., flash.) Container Stats Containers: 368 total Children per container: 8 max, 0.94 avg Depths (distance): 29 max, 19.07 avg Unique container types: 21 total