Saving for a Construct License and thought I'd just make sure nothing else was worth looking at. I've tried Game Maker, didn't do it for me, so the only other alternative was Multimedia Fusion 2.
After trying it for a couple of days it's made my mind up for me, Construct 2 all the way! Nothing compares to it (although MMF2's interface is similar) the shear speed, smoothness and ease of use made it a no-brainer in the end.
I'd like to apologise for even doubting C2. I'll get my coat.