199$ is rather steep. To me, not worth it. 79/99$ is GREAT.
Why? I won't be able to monetize it, I'm way behind in coding skills, I lack the knowledge to take advantage of the webspace and I make a bit more than minimum wage and 199$ is a third of my income. With my life "under construction", I need to save every penny.
I bought GM 8.1 for windows and feel awesome. Why? Gave me lots of fun, instead of playing games, I now try to make them, teaches me some much needed developer discipline, it is a price that I can afford (I burn 50$ in gas just to go to my gf's hometown) and that's a price comparable to a new retail game.
If you are lucky to be able to take off most of the juice of the tool, 199$ is definitely acceptable. To those who say it's expensive, maybe they lack the know-how of how to make money off of it.
And that is what makes GM a wonderful tool. You need HTML5? Get it? Need it for Windows? Get it instead.
I just hope the next GM for windows is marketed at the same price as GM 8.1. I'll get it almost immediately.
Edited by interpolicer, 23 September 2011 - 09:25 AM.