I use him! Akitaro is great. He is never a dead card to me. Three ice on a server is very reasonable and likely in non-NBN, especially Tennin. Three ice nets you five credits in economy. But there are several hidden bonuses:
- You can trick people into thinking he is a Caprice/Crisium/Ash
- You can trick people into thinking he is an agenda, without having to then trash him to put a real agenda down
- You can trick people into thinking you can’t rez ice, because your credit pool is low, when in fact you can rez multiple ice.
- I don’t particularly mind if the runner trashes him, because if they’ve gotten that far into the server, Akitaro has likely already proven his use.