I DID buy it already. I expect to get support for what I've paid for. No, buying ST3 isn't what I'm going to do.
The support provided for ST2 has literally been ZERO - no reply from the developer, no updates, no statement, NOTHING.
So, please excuse me if I don't care about the opinions of people who throw their hands up and say "yeah, sure, pay $$$ every year to get the latest version and access to the latest BETAs". That doesn't solve the problem of bugs.
It looks like far too few people can understand exactly how software development is supposed to work. You get a stable release and that stable release gets maintenance updates. A thousand new features are worthless if bugs get carried over and new ones are introduced.
Also, this doesn't excuse the lack of support from the developer. If you take my money, I expect SUPPORT.