I agree. Fuck this shit company!! I just bought Half-life 2. Spent all day to try and get this shit to work. Still no luck. Can't play the game. YOU CANNOT PLAY THIS GAME WITHOUT CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET FIRST.
Valve is intrusive!! I will complain to the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org please, everybody do the same thing. I've had an assfull of all these intrusive software companies.
Fuck Valve/Steam and whatever other crap company behind this turd.
Please, boycott all software that requires you to connect to the Internet before you can use it. Somebody should make a web site with a "Stink List" of all these companies.