When I say community I mean an ephemeral identification with the community surrounding this game, not the budsquad's personal relationships. Both valid definitions, but I'm not their friend. So although it's awesome to see all these cool people who left TF2 come back for charity, and while I'm glad that the seanbud gets to see his old buddy Star again, I'm not sure how their human relationship is supposed to enhance my enjoyment of watching them play cards against humanity.
Last year TF2 was placed in undesireable time slots to attract primetime eyeballs to the more masses-ready content. Symbolic significance in that. I'm curious to see if this will be a progressive thing or if you've already found the mix of content you wanted.
Again, I've felt the need to be critical here, but I do support the work you do. I don't even think we disagree on anything of substance. All I'm saying is if somehow your viewership and donations go up during DotaFortress, you'll know why.