I have to admit I am not too fond of point and click game creators, but I have been programming since '79 and am very biased GameMaker has really progressed quite a bit over the years though, and the built in scripting language has become more powerful.
The new RPG Maker XP looks really good.
I still prefer to write my own games though. My main problem is that I do not have any artistic talent and trying to find a 2D artist who is willing to work for free on freeware games is almost impossible.
Anything to do with programming games...