Why TF2 and not L4D2
I'm not into competitive FPS. I was hoping for L4D2 but the devs opted to go for TF2. Purchased TF2 along with OrangeBox and never really played it. Tried to play it since it's the only source game on linux. Went through the tutorials and did some practice runs with bots. When I get onto the real thing I get: "That's the worst <insert class here> I've seen."
I'm a Dota player so I know how mean teammates can be. But in Dota there is a patience buffer which is so unlike TF2 where you immediately get trashed the moment you let the team down.
So I really am not able to participate in the beta. I know there are other games but I'm not sure if they are worth the price.
I think the dev team would have a broader player and tester base if they opted for L4D2.