And again on ECM - if you wrote a well-written, well laid out post with a suggestion on the suggestion forums, the designers have seen it. I also collated and included PM's (Though I'd prefer you guys use the suggestions forum! ), emails (see PM's) and the like. The total email was about 6 pages in size, with the ECM suggestions being about a page/page and a half (and mostly links.)
We can't just knee-jerk change things though. We play the same game you do, often IN the same games you do, so we've both heard, and seen with our own eyes, what you're talking about. And although my mighty Cicada fears no ECM, I understand that every Mech is different, and has different requirements.
So to sum up - we're on it.