maybe disgusted is a strong word, I just see Game Maker Anything listed at $100, and I dont think GM should ever have been that kind of product, with multiple tiers of you can make a better game, if you spend more money. I think GM was a lot better before yoyogames, when it was a private academic project by Mark.
If you feel that is the case, please, by all means, use GM 6.x (Lite, since you can't buy it anymore, unless you want to steal from Mark) instead, as GM 6.x is the final remaining version made solely by Mark himself.
Ever since Lite / Pro has been introduced with 5.x, there has been those "tiers". I would honestly hold that in your chest and move on. It is possible to make extremely good games with GM Lite alone. Look at any of Maeruron's games. She exclusively uses GM Lite, and yet she has lifted the 3D barrier, built games that far surpass anything that could be built with your
mindset, and has built good, complete, and beautiful games (Artillery F, I'm looking at you...
For the record, I also use Lite! Hasn't stopped me much, as the only things missing are blend modes, 3D, multiplayer, extensions, particles, and DLLs... It's a solid program either way, and the Lite version, as it is now, has only increased in power (The only real decrease was the watermark, but I take it as a badge of honor
), making it an educational tool that far outstrips GM6.
Do not assume that the money you spend makes the game by itself. It takes effort on your part no matter how much you spend.
Edited by fenyxofshadows, 09 November 2011 - 02:19 PM.