IIRC correctly more people play the original still than source. Obviously somewhere in the conversion some fairly fundimental mechanics were lost for people to abandon the sequal in such a dramatic way. Whether or not that was the crack down on bunny hopping remains to be seen, but to have answers would be very interesting.
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Personally I theorised that valve would want a high percentage of complete CS noobs, as I thought part of the point of CS:GO was to get new players in and be noob friendly. But ignore me since spud is all like "I have statistics!" and I'm all, like "But hey I have anecdotes and speculation!"