Until Mongoose (2008), Mega was the second best selling edition. If we split CT by the two mechanical major variants, we get CT2 as 1st, and CT1 as third, MT in the middle.... and GT was climbing.I meant "were" as in "liked them in CT, and saw them change in MgT".
MT fans can find most of MT in CT.
The number of choices in character gen is really about double to quadruple that of CT, on a term by term basis. It varies by career and how combat heavy is.
Almost everything in MT was in CT first... including the task system. (DGP got their start doing 3rd party stuff for CT, and the task system is developed for CT and in their CT products.)