Imagine, a Hollywood producer got his hands on the game. The result would be similar to what the Cinematic Mod is: a graphics blockbuster, redesigned to the typical game to movie adaption with an orchestral soundtrack and beautiful people everywhere.
Really? Look, lighting, shadows, shaders, etc. Those things can be "improved."
But you really think you can just change THE ENTIRE ARTISTIC DESIGN and it will be BETTER?
The worst part is probably Alyx. You guys are under the impression that Valve created her because gamers want to something to fantasize about. Not because they want a fleshed out character that complements the well-thought world. Let's not forget that some gamers don't even like women.
You guys are just retarded.