Part of the reason why I am fascinated by cyberpunk is because of the transhuman aspect, the idea that there are people walking around who are more machine than man, in a world where corporations and capitalism have already stripped away most of the population's humanity. I'm pretty surprised to hear that the GMs actually don't want us to play into this part of the theme? I mean obviously in terms of economy, I understand that chrome can't be cheap. If that's what this is about, that makes sense. But wouldn't playing a fully-chromed, PDS-fueled character addicted to modifying themself to the point of total insanity be badass and cyberpunk AF?
I'm probably misunderstanding some part of what Mirage said though, or missing context, so apologies if that's the case.