I dunno dawgs, I'd still take a system that fucking works over "epic" shit like Lillun, First Age Nanomachines, and Tyrannosaurs in F-16s. It's hard to deny that 3E is mechanically better, unless you're just a filthy goddamn liar. The sci-fi take on fantasy was neat for a while but it was never worth Paranoia Combat.
Not to mention that 3E has actually made Warstriders worth a damn, instead of a gigantic boondoggle that amounts to what? Extra soak and an even harder time in combat for a massive investment in Craft and Resources?