I'm currently in a position where none of these problems affect me, but I do understand where everybody is coming from.
I think Construct 2 is an ace piece of kit, the event editor is the most comfortable thing I've ever used (minus 1 or 2 nitpicks but it may be my own lack of understanding), and honestly if money was an issue to boost Construct 2 development in simultaneous areas at the same time (Or PERHAPS an exporter, or maybe even just have a guy that can monitor critical bugs in exporters that get reported on the Scirra forums and they can be heavily on the case to the developers of the exporter) , then I'd totally back a crowdfunding strategy.
Still though, Scirra have had a job offer up for quite some time now. Who knows what that could bring! Perhaps Scirra could push that job offer out a bit more (Assuming they haven't yet). Or who knows, maybe Scirra have received many applications already but they just aren't up to snuff to be chosen.
It's shocking to see some people reacting this way. I totally understand why and it is definitely warrented, I have lurked daily for ages and have seen things kind of crumble a bit the more things get added (It's great to have things added, don't get me wrong, I guess the more features (esp plugins,exporters), the more work for Scirra to keep things stable), and users that were once ecstatic about Construct 2, are now being more firm and critical about the software. Iuno, kinda sad to see things going this way at this moment. I hope things brighten up soon >.<
tl;dr Do Kickstarter, offer flying monkeys for £1,000, watch the money pour in.