I got a beta key a week ago and I've already spent like 10 hours playing the game. I think it's pretty awesome. It's obviously the same CS we've known to love (and sometimes hate) with some new weapons, and enough graphical detail and personality to make it feel fresh and new. I was a huge 1.6 player a couple of years ago and I feel like home playing this new Counter Strike so yeah, what are your thoughts? Do you have a beta key? Are you having fun? Have you tried the new weapons? The new demolition mode?
Right now I'm having a lot of fun with the new shotgun. It's a little OP but that's apparently going to get fixed in the coming weeks. Valve are doing a great job with the player feedback and it shows. The pro players have been complaining about some issues like the amount of debris from shooting walls, FOG, hit boxes, and jumping mechanics. It's pretty interesting how intense the feedback from the competitive circle has been. What valve has to do now is decide what is worth doing to make this a competitive worthy game and fun enough for those who just want a good intense and hard as nails action shooter.
Also, the community playing right now is pretty awesome. Players are having fun, talking about the game, and exchanging some nice feedback. I'm quite pleased with how Valve has managed the Beta up to this moment. Can't wait to see what changes with new updates.
If you want to apply to the Beta just go here and click on the steam survey.