I bought Half-Life the day it was released. I've played it through several times, bought and played OpFor, and have been playing various mods ever since. I recommended Half-Life to my friends and family, many of whom went out and bought it. I decided to pass on CZ because it seemed to offer little more than the CS that I've been playing for years. Ever since the HL2 announcement was made I've kept close track of it's progress, downloading every movie and screenshot available, cursing the hackers who stole the code, and enduring the "September 30" announcement and subsequent delays and disappointment. I've been an enthusiastic fan of Valve since day one. Now that Valve has an opportunity to reward me and countless others like me, what do they do? They pull this stunt to try to wring out a few more $$$ from us. Lame. I'll not be buying CZ just to play the CS:S beta. Flame away.