Looking at the video there, setting this game in 3015 makes this a whole different game. That takes it back to what became known as the "Level 1" game, without all the lostech stuff coming back into common use, without the Clans, before the ComStar/WoB crap. Now I'm going to be watching this. I've been a BattleTech player since... well, my old original box set with the Shadow Hawk on the cover of the rules book, 1984 or so, I think. Taking the game back to its roots is priceless.
Heck, I still enjoy playing MegaMek when I have time, as well as the original board version. I've taught all my kids how to play, too.