"Thus at the very least involvement"? Not sure what you're trying to say. I think you misread my post.
...thus "At the very least" I guess.
Assuming it really is a Monday night release, I myself won't be playing it early. Ditto for anyone else who has work on Tuesday. All we can do is guess at this point, since Valve can tinker with the counter any time.
At the very least involvement, you still end up getting the game a day early. How is that a bad thing?