I haven't even played it yet- don't have a copy. Several people have hinted at me possibly getting it for x-mas, so I'm waiting to see. If not, then of course I'll go right out and buy it along with the orange box.
I'm actually stoked. I'm looking forward to this "cliff-hanger ending" every seems so upset about. That's what I loved about HL, HL2, and HL2: EP1- you were left wondering what the **** happened next.