i think the cs 1.6 community was just way better
-private servers(anyone trolling and hacking were banned in 2 secs)
-scrims were main prority
-3rd party voip(if you were annoying or didnt have a mic you were banned.)
-creating teams were so much easier and you didnt need have to grind a shitty pug system to perfect your stats/ranks to join an open team.
-being the best team was the point of the game not being a solo star unless you were actually good.