This is a great read.
I am REALLY excited about how this is shaping up, I just REALLY hope Valve can get Steamworks on XBL! Really I do, if PS3, PC and 360 players can all play a tight game of Counter-Strike that looks as good as Call of Duty, then game over. Valve wins my life. HYPE. I even like the sound of no money mode, and I KNOW people are going to hate it. In Valve I trust!