i think corporate econ being able to weather the criminal early game is the most significant change from opening moves -> now. if andy doesnt beat you quick and ice taxes get higher gabe’s id ability becomes very important in maintaining pressure.
the games my andy deck lost in the store championship the corps weathered the early game, took it to the mid and charged me a premium to take a peek in any central. i didnt have sneakdoor and the math on shutdown/siphon runs was not in my favor so i tried to win on the back of RnD interface. i found myself really wishing i had picked gabe and was stil rocking armitage. kati/daily casts/dirty laundry are all well and good if you are even or ahead of the corp but become very awkward when you fall behind which is not something that happened very often to my andy deck until recently.