I am a 42 year old Scot and program for a living (C#). I have always wanted to make games and after playing about with XNA I eventually stumbled across Construct2. Wow! This software is awesome and is really helping to accelerate my understanding of how games are put together.
I have tried GameMaker Studio, GameSalad (for Windows) and Stencyl. Although these programs are good at some things I have found that there are just points in my learning where I seem to hit a brick wall and things become very complicated.
So far so good.
I am planning on taking one of my old XNA games and porting it over - in order to expand it (which was always difficult in plain C# code).
Happy to be part of the community and looking forward to joining in the discussions.