Disk and Disc, how foolish of me. Should be hung. You must have read it incoherently because nowhere do I blame the install problems on Steam. Mearly that I find it an unnecessary, bloated, intrusive, piece of crap that should not be needed to play the game. What if someone without the internet wanted to play? They do exist. And if you think I've been sitting around reading every little fanboy post just waiting for HL2 to drop you are mistaken. I just figured that they(valve) would be trying to set the bar higher for such a high profile release. Wrong again. It happens to me quite often. Poor consumer? Maybe? But it doesn't change the fact of my statement that there will be no replay value without those modes. If I had a game like HL that spawned an entire online community, I would sure as hell want my next release to please that same community instead of disappointing it. But that's just my opinion. As I stated, I been wrong before. Are there a lot on anti-steam rants? Does that tell you something?