2. As has been pointed out, how much time is actually saved by spacebarring through every cutscene (outside of Esseles/Black Talon)? Is it really that important that you shave 5-10 minutes off the run, so that you can go sit in the fleet and do nothing? Complaining that someone is wasting your time in a video game seems a little ironic to me, since games are, by their very nature, time wasters..
I tend to spacebar so that I can have that 5-10 minutes from the flashpoint and apply that time on my Dailies x (3 Characters), HM Fps x (3 characters), and maybe an OP or two depending on day/lockouts.
I don't mind watching them though. Just prefer a quicker run.