Let me cite https://docs.rainmeter.net/tips/notepad-alternatives/:
And http://www.sublimetext.com/download (bold text by me)It is not free, but can be run for an extended length of time in "unregistered" mode to try it out.
That could be misleading. Of course you can try it out, but it means that you can't use it to edit Rainmeter files and then use Rainmeter. If you do, that just pirating the software. Main developer seems to be OK with it, but still there's a legal difference between "evaluating" and "using". He knows about that legality problem, yet does nothing to clarify it. I think that he just wants to have backup plan in the case if somebody will e.g. have a lot of cash and won't pay for it. That's fine with me, but it's kinda like abandon-ware. Nobody cares about legality, nobody wants to sue, yet it's not really legal - the grey zone.Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is no enforced time limit for the evaluation.
I don't know much about USA law, except for copyrights, but encouraging users to do possibly illegal thing (do real tasks as "trying it out") might be illegal. You say about trying it out, but the context says otherwise.
Maybe we have some lawyer here (both for country of Sublime text + country from where website is created + country where website is located) to verify my opinion.
Edit: Don't take my post as "fix it" but as "consider it" or "let's talk about it" If you think that current version is OK, that's OK with me as well.