I just wanted to insert my two cents here about the badges. I downloaded the free versions of Construct Classic and Construct2, made my first little game in the free version of C2, had problems with the minify on export and my music working after uploading to the web. I joined the forum and posted my very first newbie question (still using the free version of Construct, mind you) and Ashley was prompt with an answer and even supplied me with a link to make it super easy for me to resolve my minify issue.
So, to say that one would (or will) be treated better because of a badge, well, frankly seems incorrect! As a matter of fact, I was happy with the free version but because of the prompt support response I received, I was motivated to upgrade to the paid version.
It takes a lot of work to run a business and though I just arrived on the scene here, I can say through experience, that the folks behind Construct are working tirelessly to deliver us a very nice product and to support the users of the product, without prejudice....
Furthermore, I downloaded this nice product to make games for people who are very ill, to try and help take their minds off their worries. I spend countless hours doing this (for free) for people I will never even meet. It is a labor of love, just like it is for the people behind Construct. So, maybe we could all play nice, be respectful of one another and not persecute these folks until they actually do something other than support us and their products??