@Stoobert: +1 for the thread necromancy. Timely, too.
I've been going over old posts in this thread, and noted that it get's a bit heated at times. Just a friendly reminder for everyone to be respectful. There was one post in particular that caught my eye, again from Stoobert. There were some underlying assumptions made in his first posting:
I hope that it is clear to everyone that Firestorm is going to be updated. Whether Warcradle calls it 3.0, 2.785, or whatever, I don't know. Will the changes be minor corrections, or a ground-up re-write...time will tell there to. Either way, no one is coming for your ships...they'll still work on whatever edition you want to play. For both sides...whether you're looking forward to 3.0, or will always play 2nd edition, respect the other side for what they are looking for.