This is a tangent off of my question about Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel) where there were some good suggestions about systems to use or modify to meet my requirements. Upon reflection creating a modification of an existing system like d20 modern might be easier for my players to adapt to than learning a completely different system with very different paradigms such as Traveller. I've already looked over the official Starship Troopers game and it doesn't meet my requirements because so much of the system (fluff and mechanics) is based around the structure of the M.I. in the movie, not the books. Major case in point, it completely lacks and rules regarding power armor, combat drops, etc.
In short, What websites, resources, articles should I are there to help a newbie designer identify and address design issues and problems?