Ouch. I can't quote anything, but I remember that quite some time ago (long before the site's new design anyway) it was relatively certain that there was going to be an EXE exporter. This, plus the polish of the product, were the main reasons why I had a great interest in C2. While I understand that HTML5 is a very interesting platform, I don't find it to be interesting at all for developing games other than simple browser based games. Why would you want to play anything but simple games in a browser anyway? I find all arguments involving that using EXE's is difficult to be false. If you can read, you can use EXE's. It is as simple as that. Period.
Maybe I'm a bit harsh on that side, but I have very strong opinions on this. If we're talking about game development, you need an EXE exporter.
Anyway, I will keep following the C2 developtment, but I won't be going for the early-adopter thing if I'm not even sure I will find this tool to be useful for what I'm aiming for.
It's quite alright though. I'll just go back to using Construct Classic and Game Maker 8.1, both very solid products.