well if your not online, HL will still work like before, but it wont get updated. Maybe they will release a last patch in exe format (for people who get their patches from coverdisks etc.) to upgrade to the new menu. Hopefully. Anyways, you can always start complaining after youve actually seen what they've done, in like a week or so. Atleast valve still fully support and improve their 5 year old game.