The Taint. A degrading influence upon Clan Superiority caused by the corruption of the Inner Sphere.
So what is current sentiment towards mixed tech designs?
My Current internal debate involves changing a BA design to use an Inner Sphere chassis to save a few Kilograms on what is otherwise a pure clan design. Main reason I want to do this is to improve the armor numbers nominally to make conversion to Alpha strike "easier" as 4,5 and 6 man squads are calculated. From a TW perspective the armor goes from ridiculously low to barely acceptable, but at the cost of the Harjel and other support systems that are supposed to be included in the clan chassis's additional mass.