Thanks to Les at SEB for the link to Yahoo. Nice, fast servers with no waiting.
It let me know that COD2 isn't the next game purchase I'll be making. That's saying a lot because I played the hell out of COD. I even joined a clan, played other teams (sort of), and wasn't too bad (not great, but ok). The COD2 demo left me wanting. It felt like the original with some new maps and (some) better sounds. I've read the articles about the new engine and the improved rendering and yaddy yaddy yah. But after a couple plays through the demo, I was over the gloss and looking for more. I was missing that feeling I had with the original COD demo--wanting to play more.
I know it's a demo and I know the game isn't done, so I hope it gets better. But right now, Infinity Ward has the kiss of death going; same old game with the number "2" tacked on the end.