Kudos to Amazon again. Ordered the 8.0-8.5 update, and it arrived the next day. Gotta love that.
Also got a recommendation. If you wanna try developing games with Flash or Director, check out Gary Rosenzweig's books. His book on Flash games was absolutely perfect for my needs, with plenty of small examples of how to do everything. Using his book, I was able to get a Flash game going in a. . .Flash!
I've got his book of Director games on the way. I can't wait to start digging through it.