Well, I'm another one who could care a less about the PC release. I got an Xbox + Halo last Xmas, and I totally agree with #65 - it could have been a fun game, but playing it with a gamepad just ruined it for me. FPS's and gamepads do not mix. And now I have no desire to play through it again on the PC. Too many other good games out there. The vehicles would have been fun for MP 3 yrs ago, but now with Tribes 2, BF1942 & UT2004 coming, big deal.
As far as H-L 2, I don't think it's gonna make 9/30 either, since it hasn't gone gold yet. And releasing the Steam version first, before retail?? Are you kidding? No one has the bandwidth to handle that flood, not to mention how that would pi$$ off all the ppl that want the retail version, and would have to wait. No way.