Think about it like this.
If you’re putting the card in your deck, it costs a deck slot. It’s hard to put numbers to how much consistency of deck slots is worth in terms of credits, but let’s call it worth the 1 click it takes to draw it (= 1 credit; clicks are worth slightly more but I’m lowballing). Then to install it costs another click (credit), and 2 cred to rez. That’s 4 credits just to get this thing online.
To make that 4 cred back and just break even, compared to clicking for credits 1-for-1, you gotta have this thing online to score 2 agendas (out of 3 total that you need to win).
If you get this thing early enough that you can get maximum value out of all your agendas, you can potentially get 2 extra credits compared to clicking for cred – the same rate as hedge fund. Except it takes forever to make the money. So… are you gonna play 3 copies to make sure you can get the first one early enough to be equivalent to a really slow hedge fund, accepting that duplicate draws of it are blank? Or are you gonna play 1, and have a bad hedge fund in half your games and a totally blank card in the other half?
Just play interns with the card slot you’d spend on this and bring back your sundews.
Also, beside my point, but celebrity gift is the best burst econ operation in the game, and RP is the best equipped corp to not care about the reveal downside. I’d cut a hedge from RP before I cut a giraffe.