I think Gingerbread's time has finally come, but only in one very specific case. Apex. At least, an Apex that's predominately relying on Endless Hunger. I've seen a few people splash a Mimic in order to get around Apex's other big problem, Architect, but as I've played I've noticed that Apex's real problem is Tracer ice with an ETR sub. A Caduceus, Flare, or more likely a Viper on a central can really shut down your Apocalypse game and with no Apocalypse, Apex can be a bit toothless. Beating the trace isn't always an option as Apex can run a little poor and the Corp will generally have some idea when you're gearing up for the Apocalypse turn.
Besides just the ETR, Gingerbread also helps out a few other trouble spots:
Archangel, Assassin, and Ichi 1.0 are all cards that are seeing some play and can get rid of the one card you really need: Endless Hunger.
Data Raven and Gutenberg are both problems if you can tell that their server is being guarded by Keegan Lane. Other then that, it's generally more beneficial to eat the tag and clear it later.
Additionally, all those other Tracer ice that no one actually plays.
It's 2 influence cost is partially mitigated by Apex's large amount of expendable influence, and with Heartbeat on the table you have just enough for Gingerbread and Endless Hunger.