Agreed. It solves one of the main problems of Faust by not letting you affordably get through a gear check turn 1, whether that's to Siphon or to steal a rushed agenda.
As a minor side effect, with strength-changing support ('sucker, SIFR, NRE, Injection Run, etc.), it can let you safely facecheck RSVP since you don't have to spend credits during the run to break things. Not that RSVP is played often or going to be around much longer, but if we see a similar "cannot spend credits during a run" effect, it could be relevant.