The fact is webgl is not supported by all browsers.
And some chipset do not support webgl too and I am a great example with my laptop. But a native exe that uses directX or OpenGL works perfectly on my same laptop (but my home PC support it).
That's why my example with 250 sprites on the screen is very very slooooow in html 5 and almost perfect in native exe.
It is not (for me) a technologic performances problem.
I didn't say that webGL hasn't features or same features than directx and opengl, I just said that webgl is not the most compatible for now.
Your alpha test (exe wrapper) is unplayable on my laptop too. That's just a question of compatibility.
For now, WebGL is not 100 % compatible with all chips and browsers...
And if I take me again for example, if I want to develop a game wth a lot of effects with C2, I can't on my laptop, at the same as I'm not at home to use my home PC, just because of webgl ^^
I'm conscient that my laptop is not over great mega powerful (mouarf) but it has the capabilities to launch a unity 3D Game, a directX / OpenGL 2D games, an AGK games, a game maker exe games, a monkey games etc.. but C2 games, if the games is a little complicated (for the display) => nada.
Well, it can't launch Call Of Duty game lol (don't want to exagerate either), but "voila".
And I'm sure I'm not the only one that have a laptop that doesn't support webgl, they are dev, or they are gamers.
I don't want to be boring, I give just my opinion. I'm frustrated with C2 on my laptop like a probably gamer could be if he wants to test a game he can't because of compatibility issue with webgl.
In fine, you said "web game for many years" but if we want to make a game and not a "web" game, with C2 we have to use html 5 too with the webgl etc...etc.. that (and this is in my opinion) is not the best thing for now because of things I explained above.
But, be sure I follow future updates and look at C2 with attention. And I wait for the exe wrapper (with Awewsomium) witch is a good idea to permit user share their creation in a exe browserless distribuable format.