I have also been trying to think of a Gagarin deck since getting one of these IDs, and this was the piece that made it feel weird to me too. Has there been any thought on changing mindset and just just letting the runner in as long as they pay for it, basically playing like it wasn’t a Weyland ID?
In particular, I was thinking back to the old Making News tax deck that ended very few runs but could get by anyway on keeping runner credits low and using fast advance. Is there card support for something like that out of Gagarin, bringing in SanSan, cheap taxing ICE, and maybe something like Reversed Accounts? My guess is no from only one 3/2 available and the only 2/1 blanking the ID ability, but that is where I was going to try to start. That feels more like the type of deck this ID is made for, assuming card support was there for it. It is also entirely possible that runners are just making too much money for that to be a valid deck idea anymore.
I was going to try to put together a list like this sometime this week, I might post it here if I can convince myself it was reasonable enough on paper to be worth trying.