Fully agree. This is not because Corona SDK was never meant to be the SDK for business apps... IMHO this is simply because Corona Labs leadership has charted a strategy favoring game dev market and has not prioritized business dev market needs over time. So its due to choice and not for the lack of opportunities...
Exactly, simply a case of a lost oppertunity (a big one imho). There would have been big business in an SDK that also made biz apps quick and easy to develop. Seems like it was a short sighted decision to pass up the opportunity, the same way that promising mac app support (and showing it off in a working state) then dropping it was.
Sadly it seems that html5 builds are going to suffer the same fate, and just be dropped one day. Progress on that front seems to have stalled. (imho)
Also, maybe in Q4 2015 when everyone and their dog is in the Windows store (and Corona devs miss the oppertunity) we might get the ability to build for it, long after the time frame for releasing it has come and gone, silently.
I also have found the iOS8 adoption the slowest Corona has ever been ready (properly ready) for a new version of iOS. It seems like they waited until it was out to start looking into bugs, and by that i mean looking into ones that we reported. There seems to be zero QA these days unless you do the work and find and report the bugs, pretty bad philosophy.
Tis a big shame, Corona has a leg up on quite a few platforms, but with all the new stuff coming out (new langs, sdks)... They could quite easily be knocked off their perch, if they don't stop telling us what we want and actually listen to what we want.
Frustrated customer, who sees so much potential squandered by poor choices (only got an account not so long ago on the forums but have been a long time user)
PS: i say all of this as opinions and constructive feedback, no one is perfect. For instance, i am shocked and appalled at how apple could allow the iphone 4s to be updated to iOS8, but have it run like crap on it. My phone is now almost unusable. Don't forget, it's easy to think of it as an old phone, but apple were selling them up to a year ago... So for some, thats a year old phone that is now a hunk of junk. Either optimize or don't let us update apple !