I noticed that my feelings on the next Half Life have pretty closely followed the five stages of grief. At first I assured myself that of course Valve would release it soon. Then once I got over that denial I grew angry at valve thinking that it was total bs that they won't say anything at all and that it hasn't come out yet. Then that grew into bargaining, I'd think that "ok we've waited this long, you should at least say something if anything at all". I skipped the depression phase, because seriously, why the fuck should I get depressed over a game. But then recently I came to the realization that Valve fucking knows what they're doing. They have an amazing track record, almost every game they've made has been amazing. They know Half Life better than anyone, they obviously have their reasons for the long production time and lack of any media coverage. Just realizing that the next installment is in the best hands possible created the solace I needed.
So that's my current feelings on the next Half Life. Where are you guys at?