That was me.
It was a memorable game for me too; I think I even got a Masanori and/or Desperado out after a few turns. It was a blast trying to consistently balance my starting econ to stay under 5 (including the 1 that Despy would give me before access!) but farming that MVT for free moneys.
And “many of my favorite games are losses” is one of my favorite endorsements of Netrunner.