I think BoN needs ICE worth advancing, then it will be able to get some traction.
I’ve made a few decks without Jackson, they were all rush decks. My thought process was ‘if the goal is to go fast and rush agendas, is spending a turn dumping agendas with Jackson helping?’ I decided that the tempo loss in the rush wasn’t worth it, and neither was the 3 influence.
I would not say that these were good decks, but that’s what my thought process was. Sometimes they work.