A welcoming start to a new edition by the new company trying to reinvigorate the community is important. Some of the old guard are already rooting for its demise it appears elsewhere on the internet, and I think it's great to have a central hub for new faces to interact with open-minded old faces.
I started gaming in 1990 I believe and a visit to family friends in Rockford, IL early on a road trip in 1991 was where an older friend introduced me to the game. For the next 2ish weeks I obsessed about these new RPGs I was introduced to (having only played TMNT before). I think I got AD&D 2nd edition somewhere in South Dakota at a hobby store I begged my parents to stop in and then I got Twilight:2000 in Salt Lake City at another hobby store I begged my parents to stop in towards the end of the road trip. I gradually began collecting 1st and 2nd ed T2K supplements and played in high school with a handful of guys and gals in their late 20s, some of whom were ex-military. When I went off to college and came back, we never reconnected though and so I haven't actually played Twilight:2000 since probably 1997. Even as my gaming became more sporadic, I continued to chip away at the small pile of supplements I hadn't already gotten because I just think it's a fantastic game.
Some will cling to the old rules and want an updated setting. Some, like me, will cling to the setting, and want updated rules. You're not going to make everyone happy, but I hope the update brings new folks to the fold.
Good luck. I'm happy to have a forum where we can discuss the NEW game.