Okay... Northy finally convinced me to try Stetchkov w/ SSF... it's good. They fixed pretty much all my complaints. The lightsticks they added are hit and miss in the maps we've played so far, but big deal. The AI reacts more as you'd expect, the tactical aids actually do something now, the AI can't shoot at the floor and plink you in the head, they've got about a second before they'll pop off a shot after they raise their gun, they'll pick up their guns and run away if you don't pay attention.... The load time and mission selection is still slow and clunky as fuck, but the new weapons (arwin launcher ftw) and tac aids make it a much more enjoyable experience. I suggest you all obtain a copy and we'll take it for a spin. I know, I know. It's good now though. I promise.