As it appears, lots (or even all) of German Steam users have troubles getting steam to launch today.
A simple "could not connect to Steam network" message will appear after the login which simply quits Steam, no chance to get into offline mode or whatsoever.
Anyone out there who successfully managed to circumvent that issue, either by tricking Steam into offline mode or other means?
I'm not raging as I can still play the game I wanted to play anyway, but this is basically what all the doomsday prophets were talking off: No (obvious) way of accessing your games due to a hickup on Steam's side.
I bet Gabe will give me a TF2 item or similar worthless crap as compensation.