when i find no pleasure in bashing other work i partialy agree with karshinkoff... BUT:
Imagine theres only hand-full of cars sellers in town. Most of them sell crappy cars and one sells a rather O.K cars but for a great price.
I might despise them, their greed and unprofessional behaviour might be obvious. But no ones forces you to buy their cars. Cars are not water - you dont need it to live your life.
ClickTeam marketing and overall atitude makes me sick. But they are by far not the only part of this reality that makes me feel that way. Still, having no power what so ever to change this situation i just drop it.
You have all the rights to have your own opinion (which apparently i share with you) but Construct forums are just not the place to share this specific type of opinion. Its in bad taste.
Construct devs are well known for their dyplomatic approch, and polite, liberal relations with other game authoring programs developers. Thats very professional and wise. They dont care how much other programs similiar to their suck or not - they just focus on their own work, without pointing fingers and feeding their ego.
Theres a fammily that live next door which i greatly hate. But still, if someone would came and talk badly about them ill just say to him "keep this to yourself". I will tell so, because - do i like it or not, those guys live right next to me and we are preety much "stuck" with each other. So no point in raging war. Same for Scierra. It irrelevant what do they think about others. They just want to work in peace without being sucked into some pointless conflicts.
Your opinion might or might be not true. But this forums are just not the place for voicing this kind of opinion.
You have to understand that.
About piracy i have my own rules.
Before i buy the product (movie, game, program, music ect) i download he pirate version. If it sucks - i delete it. If its good - i buy a legal version. Piracy is a way for me to try things out before wasting my money on a product that eventualy suck. I come from a poor people country, i dont have money for mistakes. But i am greatfull and honorable when theres a need for it.
For example: the latest game Magicka. Reviews and trailers blowed me from my chair. So i downloaded the pirate version. And good for me that i did. Because yes - the game was just amazing - for about 4h. Then it turned into constant flow of raging frustration and disapointment. If it would remain as good as in that first 4h - i would go and order it to pay my tribute for the creators.