Subject says it all. Funcom, you could really help your community by putting in a feature that allows me to select a server, see its settings and mods. Then, click a button that says Subscribe to Mods which sets the Steam Subscriptions up. Updates CE and then connects to the server.
Having to do all of the extra effort to connect to a modded server is BS. It stops people from making mods for the game because no one will use them on a server because no one will connect to a server that requires the extra effort to download the mods.