I wonder how much of the outcry over the fee is from poorer countries? (This is a serious question: feel free to reply with links or anecdotes.) $100 may be relatively little in the US or much of Europe, but if you're in India making $80 a month, it's a much bigger barrier.
Not to derail, but the only Dejobaan game I'd call unfinished at release is 1-2-3 Kick It. The rest are complete games, if rather unpolished.