I am a long time Battletech fan. I have read most of the novels, both Classic and Dark Age. I also have owned or played the PC games Mechwarrior(s) 2, 2: Mercenaries, 3, and 4, along with Mechcommander 2. I have not played the miniatures or table-top games or read their sourcebooks. I also created some battlemechs at the website Solaris 7, as well as tried my hand at some fanfiction.
I prefer the pre-Clan invasion years, thought the years just before the FedCom Civil War are interesting as well. Federated Suns or Star Adders for the win.