All of this talk about regenerating health "ruining tension" is just nonsense to me.
L4D Expert would like to have a word with your lack of tension. Talk about a game where regenerating health would clearly ruin the atmosphere entirely... I don't think it's a situation where it's "ruining tension" but not creating any "tension" at all in the first place.
Think of it this way Prez... Are there any games that you've played that you think would be greatly improved by replacing it's own system with regenerating health?
I can't think of one.
I actually can't think of any game that HAS regenerating health that wouldn't be greatly improved by replacing it with health packs, be they on the ground or in hand.