Shit. 3 years of confusion solved in 48 minutes.
Guess it makes sense. I just figured so many people into PC gaming would take the initiative to attempt to thrive in the modding community.
Sites such as www.moddb.com, FileFront, Fileplanet, etc etc all promote random mods all the time...
That's partially true Sark. The first wave of mods from a year or so ago hit off really well (Insurgency, Synergy, etc) - but that would be a part of the marketing issue. Steam really pushed that they were finally spreading release to mods at that exact time. It worked well too. Insurgency was borderline dead at that time, and now it's striving pretty well - outside of the devteam doing fuck whatever.
But now Dystopia just released on the Steam store and there's only 8 servers all empty.
It's just a pity that these games don't go far, if they did - then we would have a lot more people working on projects and creating things better than most companies could - mainly because of the whole effort/care that a modteam considers over the green the bigwigs see.