>The source codes stolen are valueless, and the incident should have been covered up and treated like any of the other hundreds of "leaked betas".
Valueless? How is hundreds of hours of work valueless? Can it be compiled well? No, but that's not much of a concern. Intellectual property is a much, much bigger problem.
As for other leaked betas, they weren't stolen as much as misplaced. This was an organized, well thought-out hacking. Other leaks are simply demo or beta CDs getting out. This was breaking and entering, by someone likely doing it to other companies. Costs thousands to repair that damage. And no one stole the code to sell, they stole it to teach Valve a lesson and devalue their work. In other words - industrial sabotage.
You have the balls to call someone else a moron?