Oh yeah, I hated (in a jealous sort of way) how they always got free stuff from the starport. I wanted to order twenty infantry from the starport like they could, but noooo! I always found it kind of odd that they ordered stuff, though; the Ordos are the guys that buy stuff, and they buy the Mercenaries' help to conquer Arrakis, but the Mercenaries just buy stuff from their starport, too... maybe it'd be more fitting for them to produce units. I dunno, maybe that's just me.
Yes, that was indeed the name of the Atreides mentat from Dune 2. I'm not gonna make borrowing names a habit, but... I needed to start somewhere!
I'm fine with that, mercs could use some more firepower. Although they could get them from the starport (for free), since the most iconic thing for the mercenaries is, and i'm sure we all agree on this, the starport receiving free reinforcements, so either way works fine if you ask me.
EDIT: Wasn't Cyril the name of the Atreides mentat from Dune 2? It's been a long time so I might be totally wrong