Hi and thanks for the replies!
I actually read them right when you posted them all, but didn't have the time to reply at the moment.
I've also been lurking around reading about SVG, since it seems like a nice technology to implement other game idea I have (starting with an Asteroids clone). Sadly I've found none really good sources for this, the MDN site has some tutorials but they are incomplete..
I'm still going with the plugin-less approach!