I have faith in Valve, they rarely put out a crappy product. Maybe this will grow interest in the genre and help persuade GPG/SD to release a Demigod sequel as well. Win-win for us.
Indeed - I really wonder if GPG would revisit Demigod in DG2. I'm certain some money was made on the game, but I'd think it would require a substantial amount of net code changes, etc, to make it successful. I'd even think they could reuse the same engine. I'm still holding out some hope for another DG patch as it stands, though. Once the tourney ends, I'll probably start up another thread and compile several of the changes we'd like to see in demigod and see if brad is willing to forward those over to GPG. And there might be the option to get some sort of impulse reactor functionality added (not holding my breath) for modding, etc. Even if all we did was get GPG to bundle uberfix and have it installed as a default, that would be a decent win.
Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing the new game though.