So, basically, you're equating anarchy (everyone does as he pleases) with freedom?
... Or did I read you wrong?
Anarchy is not freedom, that is a terrible misconception and certainly not what I was implying. Anarchy is the lack of continuity between members of a community with no expectation of moderation, in my opinion. I am saying that enabling, not allowing, people to act by choice for continuity and community is the best option. Enforcing any perception on a community leads you to accepting responsibility for an outcome, good or bad as well as its maintenance. Something I would think the devs are really trying to avoid, they probalby do not what to be the geek police day in and day out.
In short there are laws for rational reason, and as long as the laws support growth equitably in the spirit of a community for each individual, and as long those laws enable, rather than prohibit growth and development forward, you will have people that will use those statutes to grow individually and enable the whole community to grow as well.
The current obfuscation about the functions and characteristics of the "MechLab" and what canon rules will apply there-in has been a topic that so many seem concerned about. Frankly I am satisfied that we get one at all. I do not interpret that the Devs are dropping all sense and allowing us to strap a Jenner chassis with 20 one-shot AC/20s to it. However that the Devs are doing exactly what I described above, Within the rules, and per the prior historical information, enabling players to remove the uniform equipment (and even variants) posted in the TRO's and developing new fittings for existing chassis.
Further, the devs seem to be doing the moderate thing, and doing so for all the right reasons as far as I can tell. My concern is that the cry for more as well as the cry for less is irrational in both cases, and I hope that when we get next Dev Interview that all parties are both somewhat excited, and somewhat disappointed in the outcome. To me that means that they did indeed find a moderate point to enable the individuals, and community, without letting anarchy rule.
I must now go shave and spike my mohawk and put on my spring dress.
Your inquiry to my stance is completely rational, did read a little insane at first I suppose.