I always thought the weirdest thing about Zeta was the way that they suddenly dropped all other forms of transport... I mean, the original series had all sorts of weird fighters, tanks and mobile armours, all of which stood reasonably fair chances of killing suits. But in every series after the original? Pow, gone... I'm not saying that every series is bad because of this or anything, I'm just saying it's weird because that was what made the original so edgy for the time. The mobile suits were just supposed to be vehicles too; That was the entire point.
But yeah. I guess that's executive meddling for you.
Also, Igloo had tanks and stuff but I'm not really sure wither to even count that as a full, proper series or not. It's mostly hotblooded hunkajunk anyway, but kind of interesting in that I haven't seen another series past Votoms that does things in the same way.
Anyone actually seen Unicorn yet? I've been hearing good things.