I'm a french player in his thirties. I've played hundred GoldSrc/Source maps and mods, since 2006. I was here when HL1 was announced at E3 1997 and when it was released in november 1998. I've also sub-translated Cry of Fear in french. I'm usually friendly in my reviews because mod's are free and need hard work from usually amateurs. However, I'm a diehard opponent towards mods put on sale, becoming retail games. Donation is a better system for this kind of things.
What we are reduced to, in a nutshell, thank you, Valve.