Exactly the same way that the hardcore CS’ers took the release of Counter Strike: Source…with complete and utter horror/disdain/avoidance.
Hardcore TFC’ers are more enlighten than the CS lot.
If they get the physics and gameplay right people will love TF2.
TFC always seemed to be more popular outside the US…its also where you’d find the best clans. The post HL 1016 patch upset the hardcore and mainstream Euro players when they fucked with the physics and weapons. Valve needs to listen to what its players tell them and not release such disasterous updates.