Great to have gotten such a broad discussion started. I'll try to moderate and devils advocate instead of actively suggesting changes, that usually makes for the most productive discussions i find.
Power Shutdown VS Accelerated Diagnostics
As it stands this is a preference question. Ban PS and let Hasty CI be a thing, or ban AccDiag to leave PS in the game and sacrifice Hasty. I'd appreciate more voices in this debate to help decide.
I have observed the problem to be much less with these bans, and if it becomes a problem in the future i'd consider a ban then. It is essentially similar to gagarin and IG in power level, which is fine without the alternate win-con's. I believe they should all still be powerful, just not having the option of easily bypassing the scoring agenda wincon. Anything i miss?
I main Criminal and i have always been able to play around Sandburg. There are also numerous counter-cards like Polop, Councilman, Interdiction. Geist is also a special case, as in a strategic (specialized) deck and will have more difficult matchups as a consequence. I need more arguments to be convinced here. Also, i believe no-one cries for the fixed breakers having some risk associated with them for once.. =)
I agree this card is unneccessary power-creep. I did not add it since it did not pop out like the others, but might if we go into trying to fix the runner/corp imbalance (below).
Simon, i did not intend to go into this issue originally but i will certainly bite. First of all i believe (from having played a lot of glacier since RM hit) that the runner/corp imbalance is overstated. It is certainly there, but i believe that there is a certain 'learn to play again' effect as well and that people have gravitated towards way easier corp win-cons since they are available. Not to say you are not correct though, but i'd ask you to play a glacier deck with Ash and Batty a couple of times with this list (or something similar).
That said, do you (or anyone else) have a good list of cards to start with banning to try to alleviate the runner/corp imbalance? I'd like a few precise incisions if possible (like, 5-6 maximum) and try to prevent MWL changes. In this area i have not formed a consistent opinion yet and am very open to suggestions.
Cards that have been mentioned:
No. I have very good reasons for leaving batty. There are numerous ways to play around it, tech against it or recover from it, and it gives Jinteki an 'Ash' for glacier-play that is more limited than Caprice. I'd need very good arguments to remove such a pillar of glacier-support.