just because your hardware is causing problems, you are computer illeterate, or you comp is just loaded with spyware or other crap does not, extc does not mean steam sucks. The most amazing of programs have problems in certain instances. Steam is miles beyond any other program distrubting platform and if your angry because you are experiencing a small issue with a week old game maybe you should just stop playing computer games now and head over to your nearest game store and buy a wii or something. im just saying, not in a bad way, maybe computers arent for you.
hmm, lets see, there are other people with the same problem.
anyways, my hardware is fine, not a problem there for about a year and a half, me computer illeterate wont be the problem, i custom built my machine and fix its probs, spy ware might be the only thing you suggested that would be the problem.
ok, yes i am angry and it bieng a week old isnt really an excuse for that much time to get it to work, world at war was fine, so was fallout 3, any game me and a friend has brought works fine except for left 4 dead and dawn of war 2, both used steam. imo it should be optional, if you want it you can have it and vice versa.
finally, ill point out my parents have a 3GB limit, yeah thats a lot, but at this stage of the month its almost out, 200mb left, due to steam deciding i need the patch to even be able start the game is stupid, how about when you start it it warns you that your game is not fully patched and asks you if you wish to proceed instead of starting to download the patch.