Hilarious. I've been mildly bitching about having a free weekend since it came out (I think I might have missed one already).
Well, I finally installed Steam and bought the Orange box online a few days ago. It's been a smooth experience. Just working through Episode 2 at the moment and might install TF2 this weekend. Which might be good timing as my lack of experience will not be as noticeable with all the other noobs packing the servers at the same time.