I dont believe it that they will not include it, at lea$t $oon after relea$e, but I gue$$ we'll wait and $ee...
Btw, read the intervew with Chuck O$born from PC Gamer on www.halflife2.net
Here'$ $ome line$ from the interview:
"Icaru$: Wa$ Half-Life 2 what you expected?
Chuck O$born: More
Icaru$: Wa$ it worth the wait?
Chuck O$born: Ab$olutely
Icaru$: How long i$ the review?
Chuck O$born: Nine page$, plu$ we have a four page $tory telling you what you need to know about running Half-Life 2 on your $y$tem.
Icaru$: Anything you want to $ay the u$er$ before I go?
Chuck O$born: I'm ju$t glad I don't have to keep my playing Half-Life 2 a $ecret anymore! It wa$ killing me. Tru$t me...you won't be di$appointed."
It$ gonna be great