I look forward to playing this, but seriously, the 50GB download is bollocks.
It is strange that Steam did not compress it but the game size makes sense. There is 33GB in the "virtualtextures" folder alone meaning it most likely is due to the Megatextures id Tech 5 uses, which also supports up to 128,000x128,000 size textures while most game engines support up to 4096x4096.
Wolfenstien Enemy Territory is still available, and has a decent player base. Still. For a 11 year old multiplayer fps this should tell you something. Punkbuster has since dropped support for the game, but you're still able to authenticate new clients with them manually, and a bit of googling.
A pretty well written article, though the title is indeed stupid. Appreciate the insight into the franchise's history though, a nice bit of info for those unfamiliar with the series. I'd thought it started with 3D, truth be told.
The huge download for New Order was a pisstake, no doubt.