Okay, I purchased via steam. Should've held out till 22nd
but, well, things tend to slip on the weekend, so brought it now.
@klkitchens, I actually prefered game maker and was dreading the shift to construct when I was weighing the two, but I agree @klkitchens, the no-upgrade policy and no ios out the box was the killer.
Also, having spend the last week with construct, it has sort of grown on me and I like's it
For those going the steam route - The installation process was easy enough with steam. Just make sure you uninstall previous versions.
The only grip with steam is it has to be on in the background.
All in all, very happy with this software. Needs more example(s), tutorials as I am one of those that like learn by seeing things in action. Hope to add some in the near future myself. Software is only as strong the community behind it.