How is Same Old Thing expensive to use? With Deja Vu you need a click to use, a click to play the actual event, and the two credits to use. With SOT it's simply a click to play, and a click to use, which initiates the event. As long as you equate a click to two credits, their cost is exactly the same, less the influence.
Hence I see Shapers being able to do a LOT of damage post C&C. Perhaps not Criminal-worthy, but damn close to it. Having the best in-faction draw power in the game as well as the best "access" enhancers, all they have been lacking are toys and early game tricks. Not anymore, with the right splashes. I haven't lost with Kate in a while now.