It's great to see a couple of people here who actually understood the purpose!
Over on SPUF, there are many who didn't even take the time to read the goal of Red Letter Day and instead, whined about it being some sort of demand for the game "Now!"
The event fell far short of the membership in the group -- something like only 13,000 actually played.
Oh, well. It was a nice way to let Valve know that people still love the HL games and that they merely want to know a little something regarding their future plans for the game.
For the record, I played for a couple of hours overlapping the appointed time and will probably play a bit more later today.
Not that it matters...I just like the game.