Then again he might be better off. Maybe a good patch will be out when he gets the game. The new patches make my MP interface work like poop.(shows all red pings) I reinstalled SWBF last night just so the MP interface would work right. (now it shows all green pings)
Overall, if you like MP games like me, wait for it, it's worth it.
Well, unless I can't mod, then I'm just going into HL2 in Nov.
But the mods have started without LA's help so the game might still worth it.