I don’t think anyone thought SacCon was a problem before Tapwm became so wildly popular. It was mostly put into decks that really wanted to go all in on protecting Clot. Even with SacCon, there are lots of great tech cards against Clot lock that have viability against other decks (e.g., Best Defense, CVS, Macrophage). Alternatively, if you never-advance or run powerful 5/3s – a strategy becoming increasingly viable with the release of stronger agendas – Clot doesn’t affect those win conditions.
I don’t think Clot has ever really been considered overpowered or unfair. I would argue that it’s still not overpowered or over-played. Shaper is really the only faction even running it, and they already have so many cards on the restricted list that adding it would likely have the unintended effect of giving FA a massive boost.
In contrast, I think Tapwrm is overrepresented in the meta. Almost every competitive deck I’ve seen lately out of every faction runs at least 1, usually 2 and sometimes even 3 copies. Peace in Our Time synergizes well with it, which leads people to run SacCon, which often leads Shaper to add Clot.
Restricting Tapwrm would really force every faction to re-evaluate their deck building decisions in regards to economy and restricted card choice. However, there haven’t been many strong Runner economy cards released so far this cycle that could compete with Tapwrm for efficiency, so my fear is that restricting Tapwrm would unduly penalize Runners until additional cards are released.
I think if Cyberdelia had been written to trigger on the first run each turn, rather than the first time each turn, there would be a lot more Shaper decks exploring big rig options. I hope they release more synergistic Shaper cards that gain money on breaking all subroutines on ice, because that seems to really fit into the Shaper theme of interacting with ice advantageously. I’m also tired of importing Tapwrm into my Shaper decks.