It’s true Q-Coherence Chip doesn’t work well with some cards. That doesn’t mean it’s terrible. It just means don’t put it in those decks. It isn’t more vulnerable to power shutdown than Akamatsu Mem Chip except in rare scenarios which is balanced out by 0 cost 0 influence. I’d actually consider it fairly good against Power Shutdown. The 0 cost also creates some possibilities with Replicator and Aesop’s Pawnshop for starters. If criminal can drop Faerie then this is cheap MU for Sneakdoor Beta, Savoire-faire and Magnum Opus.
Don’t write off Medical Research Fundraiser too quickly. Hedge Fund is great, good enough that you’d probably see 10 copies in a deck if it was legal. This is even more money than a Hedge Fund! It also passes the first turn test that restructure fails! It’s as if you were GRNDL. Generally a credit for the corp is a little more valuable than a credit for the runner; runners tend to make money more easily. You could also think of it as an investment, I’ll take an extra two credits now because I’ll be able to put that into early ICE that’ll cost the runner more than 3 credits over the course of the game. At one influence I think this will show up in a big way.