With nearly 2000 signatures and over 15000 visits, the Orange Box petition seems to be coming to an end. Mike Seedon, the guy handling the petition, knows something for sure: EA will never ever bring a patch.
At EA support, employee John D has replied:
"Honestly, EA will not create the patches. EA did not engineer/program the game. Valve did."
For the full reply, hit the jump.
As for the Orange box petition website:
Petition has just reached 1900 signatures.