The original Hoplite was a trainwreck, and only with the release of the Operation: Klondike sourcebook do we see any reason why it was made that way- AC/10 and LRM 5, but 16 Single heat sinks? Only when you're carrying ER PPC's and you're in the Draconis Combine up until 3050.
It's a very nice drawing and really exacerbates your style. It's ugly as fuck yeah, but it's practical.
Not very attractive mech, but as my motto, "it's not made to win a beauty contest, it's made for fighting", the usefulness is what i look, not sexyness... and 11'5 tons of armour and big a** autocannon and LRMs... count me in!