Eh, a lot of the Jihad was screwy, I'll give you that, but Catalyst did some pretty good work considering what they had. There's just no saving the whole Devlin "Totally Not a Blakist Plant Mary Sue" Stone thing, for example, but a lot of the other stuff isn't bad.
Now, Dark Age...man, they're gonna REALLY need to do some serious work on that. I'm still pissed off about how badly Malvina screwed the entire Jade Falcon schtick.
So they cobbled together some borderline fan fiction to connect to a later timeline that stinks. What an achievement.
I still like BT as a game, but it's been some time since I got the urge to buy one of the new products.