Am I the only one here who does not give a dang about the canon mechs and wishes Mechwarrior devs had the balls to add some of their own to the myriad?
I think I speak for everyone here when I say that, based on past results, I would very much not like the devs to grow some balls. There becomes a point where even dedication and determination will not overcome incompetence. PGI passed that around the time ghost heat started.
Besides, there are hundreds
of mechs in BT universe, of almost every possible shape and size. Why invent new ones? OK, MW4:Mercs guys did so, and their additions were pretty neat, but they weren't anything stellar, either, and got a bit drowned in the sea of canon designs they also added.
However, I certainly wouldn't be against incorporating lesser known designs or even giving new visuals to old, neglected "unseen" mechs. That's the best place to be creative about mech design, since they actually have
to differ from the original design as much as possible while maintaining it's "spirit".