Welp, their loss. I'm not the neighborhood watch type, myself. As for this being an HL3 meme, the thing about HL3 is that I don't think they had ever promised its production/release date. This map, on the other hand, has done both these things - it's pretty much the textbook definition of vaporware. Shame. I haven't seen a quality, recently-updated Fallout map for download since 1.4. Ah, well.
EDIT: lol replied to user whose posts were removed and is likely banned
The Painterly Pack is made to be unique for each person - you'd have to create it for yourself. You should check it out, you basically get to choose every individual texture from a set of options. I think it's great.
We may now consider this map dead. He hasn't edited the page to get rid of the false "ETA", he hasn't updated the blog or even mentioned the map on his twitter. This map is dead.
Patience is key. His last update to the OP may have been a long time ago, but his update to the thread - literally, top of this page - was only two months ago. It's a two-man operation, and these things take time, especially with small teams. I mean, the guy was last active only four days ago. He's got a life besides making this map with his buddy, and it's about time people got off of his heels about it.
EDIT: Found the issue. He claimed that war, in fact, could change at the end of his last post... Commence burning the witch.
This looks really, really cool, but the whole "take-down-the-downloads-to-increase-hype-for-the-next-release," paired with the ETA mistakes is really off-putting. I mean, why wait around for one map to be released and hope you reach the downloads in time before they get taken down to fuel the hype train... When there are many other Fallout-themed adventure and survival maps available? Imagine all the playerbase you've lost; you got 80,000 downloads when the content was actually up, but how many more potential players turned away? I'd imagine you've lost a lot of potential playtesters as well to sort though bugs, stuck spots, lore discrepancies, etc. etc. that come with making such a large map.
I'm not taking shots at your content itself - I've not even the opportunity to try it, after all - but it just seems that with your current method, you're shooting yourself in the foot. With a dart gun.