But... but... I liked Gorky 17, Hyperspace Delivery Boy, and Gorky 17!The old titles from LGP also aren't anything that were even really compelling when originally released, with most Windows gamers likely never even having heard of them, like Gorky 17, Hyperspace Delivery Boy, and Gorky 17.
To me, the relevance to of LGP and Valve alike depend on what they're releasing. Which would be "not a lot in recent years" and "nothing at all (for Linux) yet" respectively. The relevance - or lack of it - of one doesn't affect the other. Of the games they've both announced but haven't released yet, the only one that I'm looking forward to at all is Disciples II. What little I've seen of Left 4 Dead 2 looked really, really boring to me. (That has nothing to do with the quality of the game, it's just a genre that doesn't appeal to me.) Actually, looking at the Valve Corporation catalog of games, the only one that really interest me are the Portal games. Though I've heard good things about Half Life, so I'll try to keep an open mind about them at least.
(And yes, I realize I'm probably in the minority here, of a group that's already a minority.)