I've never yet seen Box-E in play. It seems fairly simple, if not simplistic a card - two pieces more in the grip, two more mem, no additional creds, no free tutors, no double-runs or forced rezzes. Booo-ring!
Unless you realize five plus two is seven. And seven is the number with a significant symbolic meaning. For instance, it holds the ultimate answer to the question why the current meta looks so much like ass.
As it quickly becomes clear, there is no place better suited to let you survive a direct personal ordnance assault than the inside of your boring white photocopier. No, let's say that again - this lets you survive A FREAKING ROCKET TO THE FACE!
What else is it good for?
Overmind breaks two subroutines more, which suddenly makes him much better of a bargain. Not bargain of epic proportions, but still.
You can have your full breaker suite and still be able to fold some data. FOR MONEY.
Or do the sneaky.
Or do the money.
One influence. Anyone can afford a photocopier. Anyone.
The prospect of having your cerebral cortex struck with lightning is suddenly a little less overwhelmingly scary.
In this uncertain, grim future of everybody out to slap a ton of tags onto your buttocks only to follow with a barrage of rockets, look no further for your console of choice. It's always been there. Silent, stoic and cuboid. Box-E, your warm and understanding friend for no matter what. It might not hold your hand, but it will comfort your heart nonetheless.
It's like an Aperture Science Companion Cube that actually does something.