Regarding how Ashley and Tom are 'good guys' in the sense that they don't stifle the community on speaking about competitors is what made me run away from GM's forums and come here. And I bought GM81 and was planning a game on it.
Best decision I could make, actually. My girlfriend is in the process of helping me on my game! Construct cut's the messy code and makes things so immediate, even those who can't endure the development process see it as a nice exercise. <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Also, we should see a few clones dropping by, of course. Construct Classic is open source! <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
EDIT: DF exports to HTML5 and .exe... Nice...