Eh, “Worst ice”. Our ice is fine.
Like, Eli is so great that it is on the MWL. It costs 4 to break with corroder. You know what else costs 4 to break with corroder? Fire Wall. Yeah, you lose 2 creds on the rez, but you save yourself the influence. At the end of the day, it feels as though you will get more mileage out of using that influence on some cool operation or upgrade that is relevant to your deck, instead of basically buying a discount on your ice.
Same stuff up and down the line. Instead of pop up, Bailiff. Either way, they spend 1, you get one, and it is parasiteable. 2 cred Weyland tax.
Instead of Tollbooth, Hadrian’s. You spend 3 extra, 7 to bust either way (presuming they are on gordian’s/corroder).
You can spend influence to beat these taxes, but if you are weyland, you should be rich. (Babw transactions, Gag assets, BWBI commercialization) Over the course of the game, you typically rez…what, 6 ice? So maybe you lose 10ish creds on green ice? That’s bad, to be sure, but it is also something that your deck should be able to generate.
Trust in the barriers.