From what i understand, Sublime Text 2 is still in the Beta phase of development. So once they move out of that there will no longer be free downloads. Maybe trials or something. That is the extent of my knowledge towards it. I bought a license merely to support some good developers that created a text editor i have fallen in love with.
I second Nosenation. I’ll buy it when I can splurge on it. So far the editor has been the best I have seen in history! It would be horrible to just take and use the software without giving the guy compensation.