I've joined it.
The game is being released November 17th 2009, whereas Left 4 Dead was released November 18th 2008.
That means that in less than a year they release one good update, which added a new game mode and added the two remaining maps to Survival mode, which really should have been done on release, and the fact they've released a "Game of the Year" edition just 6 months down the line seems annoying whe compared to TF2 which has had a good 2GB of maps, models, weapons, etc since release and hasn't even seen like a "half of classes updated on disc" edition sort of thing.
I wouldn't mind paying for Left 4 Dead 2 as like DLC, it'll cost £35 on release for PC, and I wouldn't mind paying like £15-20 for it, but the fact that Valve promised a good amount of updates and content and still hasn't delivered much at all really annoys me.
Left 4 Dead will also be made obsolete with the release of Left 4 Dead 2.
"WE'VE GOT A NEW DIRECTOR HUD DUH! NOW IT CHOOSES YOUR ROUTES AND TEH WEATHERORZ OMFG WHOLE NEW GAME!!!"
No Valve, just because you've released "AI Director 2.0" does not mean you have the rights to release a new game, so what? you can change the weather? so we have to take a different route? whoop-dee-fucking-doo.
"BUT WE HVAE NEW SUURVIV0RS!!!!!"
Again, big whoop, new miodels and skins, anyone can release that for free, and I actually guarentee that someone will skin and remodel the Left 4 Dead survivors to look like those in Left 4 Dead 2.
"WE ADEDD NEW WEAPONS THO!!!!!!!1!!!1111"
Well done Valve, you gave us 5 primary weapons on release and one secondary and still ahevn't added anything else, we've got six guns, and let's face it no-one uses the hunting rifle (inb4 "LOL NOOB JUST CUZ U ACNT UZE IT!!!"), what's that? you've added melle weapons? Ok a chainsaw, cool, and a baseball bat? not as cool as the chainsaw, but yeah. A... A frying pan? Are you kidding me? Seriously, everyone is just going to use the chainsaw unless it has an ammo count.
Seriously Valve, there is nothing there you can't release with several updates.
Fuck you Valve, fuck you.