I totally agree with you. Half Life 2 is one of the best games ever made. I played it in 2004, but my computer couldn't handle it and the game would crash after I met Barney for the first time. I finally got to finish it in 2007 when the Orange Box came out. I knew I was going to love it, having loved the first Half Life to death, but I was still blown away by everything about Half Life 2. Hell, it still blows me away that a FPS that's 9 years old still stands above every other FPS I've played since.
I change the station depending on what I want to hear. After The Germs finish on Radio X, I might pop over to West Coast Classics for some NWA, then switch it up to Los Santos Rock Radio for some Queen.
@artisanbreads: I think they all finished the first one, at least. They talk about it on a podcast around the time Max Payne 3 came out. I guess Jeff, Brad and Vinny didn't like MP3 from mechanical and aesthetics standpoints, and judged it as an every-day Gears clone, rather than the disappointment Ryan seemed to have felt as a fan of the first two games who was expecting something more in-line with what those games did.