It's 2022, and the oldest members I've seen so far joined in 2012.
I assume the forum was created 10 years ago.
That being said, I wonder if there'd be some special event for 10th anniversary? :P *winkwink*
Since this is not a specific question,
I'm just gonna share what I find to be useful when starting out.
For me, I begin by making autotiles.
I think this is one of the best tutorial to create autotiles:
I'm more of a casual user so I don't really know how RM games are perceived.
For me as an audience, good game is good and bad game is bad
no matter what engine it was created.
So I think the solution is to make good games.
Having a mindset of creating good games whatever engine we use.