I find these complaints rather absurd and I strongly disagree. I think to the contrary C2 pricing is very affordable and competitive, it's a great value compared to many alternatives and well worth every penny (and I hope similar pricing is retained for future versions as well). Developers are not robots, they have to eat and pay bills like the rest of us mortals, and I'll happily pay for a good software I use frequently, with regular updates and good support community. Also, the timing to bring this up is just weird considering at the moment Construct 2 is available at discounted price, making it even more affordable. But if you simply cannot afford it and you just want to get started making games for your own enjoyment and dabble with concepts, why not just use C2 Free Edition or Construct Classic, both available for free.