Well I have to give credit to fanpro for realizing that this rework HAD to be done. I started playing battletech right when the name was changed from Battledroids to Battletech....In fact I remember making the choice to buy the Battletech boxed set rather than the latter because I liked the name better. This re-release is a direct result of complaints from the people trying to demo the game. The CBT universe is far too unwieldy for new players and this is an attempt to market the game in a way that will bring in new and younger players.
I personally gave up CBT when I was exposed to Heavy Gear, as I feel that is is a superior game...and it doesnt take 5 hours to get through a game. My buddies and I do still occasionally pull out the mechs and play a pick up game or two....(Centurion too) but as of this moment, I do not plan to dig out my mechs just yet. It would take major rework of the system to get me back.
But again I say.....fanpro deserves credit for its attempts to keep CBT alive.
PS: I keep toying with the idea of selling off my 200+ 3025/2750 minis, but I just cant do it......