I hope that Construct 2 succeeds. One of the reasons I bought my license right away is that there were a few other people on forums out there who expressed confidence in it, including while comparing it to GameMaker. I have always been a little extra risk taking, so I decided to learn this first, inspite of its less proven status, considering the much lower price.
By the way, I just observed an interesting case of synchronicity that I hope bodes well for my adventure with this company. My default avatar somewhat matches my screen name and I like him. Also the next poster, az1do, in this thread who purchased a license, also got a default avatar which somewhat matches his country of origin, from a New England perspective such as mine.
Thanks again for welcoming me. I wish everybody success with their projects.