And why does everyone who plays CTF only play on Face Classic??
Because the rest of the CTF maps aren't that good.
Oh, several are not bad (Bridge of Fate comes to mind), but, by and large, they cannot compare to the maps in classic...
No lavagiant (WTF????)
Orbital2 in NOT Orbital, and suffers by the comparison.
January isn't worthy to swab November's decks (Neither was December).
Instead we have:
Chrome has tight corridors, rocket launchers and flak cannons galore, and no health or armor. Perfect newbie spam map.
Citadel is the same, but worse (4 health packs on the whole map?)
Colossus was designed as a bombing run map, and it shows.
Maul is unspeakable. Tell me not of Maul. Worst. Map. Ever.
Lostfaith describes how I am starting to feel about Epic's mappers.
MoonDragon is beautiful, but dumb.
and so on. There are just none of the wonderful map designs that led to exciting, tactical gameplay like the ones in classic.
Which is a shame, but because in every other respect, 2k4 is "classic, only better".