So for the heck of it (mainly because I wanted to see what my FPS would be on my current hardware) I jumped into a few CS games the past couple days. The FPS is awesome (pegged at 100) but the vast majority of the remaining 1.6 servers are all running crappy Warcraft 3, deathmatch or "XP" mods. Yurei and I played on one called Spike's Server last night that had some of that garbage on it, but the owner must have been monitoring the game because as soon as I vocalized a complaint about it in chat he turned them off and joined the game. It stayed small, topping out at 5 or 6 people, but this guy was decent, didn't suspect yurei and I of cheating (even though on the same team yurei and I were OWNING them the first few maps) and had a good sense of humor.
I still hate the weird mods though, so if anyone knows where we can go to get some good old fashioned CS served straight up, let me know. I still have hopes of getting a server in place at some point in the undetermined future, but new hardware is hard to come by when you're just about to try to buy a house so a good temporary server to pub on would be much appreciated.