I’m sorry you felt that way but I feel like it’s still your own choice: to pay or not to pay. I’ve never spent a dollar and have reached level 1657 in Gardenscapes all by myself, no cheats whatsoever. It’s all about persistence, I guess. I don’t think there’s anyone to blame. I think of games like this as of something that gives me my portion of fun and simply put the game aside if I’m stuck to give it another try later.