Yes, let's rely on a handful of roleplayers maintain faction balance. There's no way that will fail.
Totally not what I said, but if you want to keep twisting the meaning of things to make them fit your argument go ahead. If a random person realizes they can have better tech but always be outnumberd 2+-1 I'd expect the people joining each faction would be more evenly split.
I didn't start off as a Role Player, but I liked the looks of the IS 'Mechs more. I made my choice on aesthetics originally, and over time I've come to loathe the Clans and what they stand for.