Xombie, by your posts its easy to see that you just don't like id, which is fine. But, don't let your dislike of id get in the way of your judgment.
"Actually, the HL2 animation surpass them. And yes, I'm stating this as fact. Not only does valve use a muscle system, which provides more realistic detail in both movement and facial expression, but they have also detailed the animation and models right down to the eyeballs."