Well the texture work has improved since their earlier media releases so i would say at least they are learning more as the go on.
I say keep at it.
It is funny how people want a mod released asap but then they want it to be the best possible quality in terms of limited bugs and graphics...
I like the idea of news, hell even i submit some to the mods to cover, although i dont think they can compete with http://www.mod-hq.com/ in regards to full coverage of half life 2 mods.
Good work though fellas.
Looks very nice so far, i think once they release a linux server, then it may help with more dedicated servers not just users running it off their own boxes.
Show promise and i cannot wait for more releases.