Isn't 'rate 100000' the equivalent of downloading a file with a speed of 100 kBps? If so, then isn't it like virtually everybody nowadays is able to download files with such a speed? At least everyone who would you his/her connection for gaming. And isn't 'choke' caused by the server not being able to send all the data? I'll have more choke if you lower your rate (in any case and on any CS, after or before the update, even 1.5 =D).