Indeed, I think the fact that 1.2 has been going so slowly indicates that the devs are probably working elsewhere right now, for the money, and thus dev time on Reflex is much less than before and is stretched out over time. Profit from sales is probably gone by now. As long as the polish necessary to make the game VERY accommodating for new players is in 1.2, and is tested well, going F2P would probably be a good thing. Lots of people would try the game out with their friends, the matchmaking system will work very nicely indeed, and those who stick it out and get ranked properly, and those who learn the game with their friends outside of the MM system, will probably have a blast and some of them will stay. Because Reflex is a damn fine game.