I'm finally out of here. I'm done with this site. It's been fun, but it's time to move on. With HL2 out soon, there's nothing to talk about anymore it seems -- that's the final straw for me. HL2 will be a blast, yes, but until that comes out, this forum is nothing but a worthless timesink where everything has gone to hell and nothing is as it was. Even after it comes out, there will be yet ANOTHER influx of Headcrabs who post the same topics over and over again.. more people I won't know, more people that will make this site seem even more alien than it feels to me now. The community has changed. Everything is taken too seriously, and quite frankly, I'm tired of all the BS I see here on a daily basis. All the topics in HL2 general are recycles I've seen dozens of times, and I'm lucky if I recognize one person that posts a proper topic these days. Site discussion is nothing but a place to whine about mods, off-topic is quite a dramatic place in itself.. people posing as females, dozens of topics flaming Bush, other long-time members leaving.. it's all too dramatic and "meh" for me these days. What happened to HL2.net? It seems like in the past few months alone, it's gone from hero to zero. I used to love this site, now I loathe it. Funny how things change.. anyhow, I've been contimplating leaving for a long time now.. and this is it. I think cybie summed it up pretty well for me earlier tonight: cybersh33p: hl2.net is teh suck? In the end, it's for the best. I'll have more free time, as I waste enough time here per day (hence my post count.. which you can't see any more ), and now I'll have more time to do the things I've needed to do. To everyone who made it on my cool list (which doesn't actually exist, but those who I've talked to and atleast gotten to know/thought to be cool.. you know who you are ), goodbye! I'll be on AIM if anyone wants to talk to me (You owe me some adventuring in WoW CB, suicide! ). Later guys. Chances are, I'll still lurk (off-topic and general games, if at all). But, I'll be damned if I post here any more. Good luck to all the HL2.net vets.. hang in there, if you can. I know I couldn't.