One of the reasons I'm a fan of ITS, is that it shakes up the meta and requires you to do more, than just bring the net list in season. Another reasons is how the format allows to tweak the rules without risking to bring down the basic system – like upping the damage of TAG weapons etc. However I rarely see a tournament, that makes extended use of the optional rules. The Spec Op is rarely in use, and I'm yet to see a tournament, that allowed the hiring of Mercs in normal armies. And I mean, what is the worst, that could happen; PanO getting access to Smoke+MSV2 just like everyone else? Paying 1SWC for a common trick is a steep price. So what is your approach to these rules? Are you in favor, or do you want to play 'by the book'?