id do have an almost god-like reputation respect within the gaming community to do almost anything without too much bitching coming from end-users purely because of their almost invention of modern FPS games.
Your web browser must filter out all of the many posts which bash Doom 3 on this forum.
if Valve had spent another year or so
Steam is a bad idea even when it works 100%. Steam is about a developer having total control over the use, distribution, and price of its games. And, that's definitely not good for consumers.