Kraplanta are you saying they dropped the price of GameMaker: Studio? Last I checked, to get as many exports as C2 it costs around 700$, which is insane in comparison to C2's 100$ personal license xD.
I agree though, leave the programming to the programmers. That's the point of engines like C2 and UE4, two engines that don't require a programmer, but still benefit from one. I personally think it's important that the ability to develop a game is easily achievable, because knowing how to program doesn't mean you know how to make a good game .