"On a different note. I see tons of people shouting about moids this mods that for the new source engine because it is half life 2. They fail to realize why there were so many mods for the first half life was the fact that hundreds of mod makers were so used to it from being Quake 2 based. Thus the easy transition.
They made the half-life 2 engine with half-life 1 in mind. It all works in pretty much the same way - so the transition between hl1 and hl2 modding will be a peice of piss.
Modding isn't something they tacked on later - it's been made with modding in mind.