It is the epitome of jank - but imagine a world in which the Old Hollywood Grid protected your R&D, your HQ, and a remote. Imagine raising the trash cost through various cards. Imagine a world in which the runner simply isn't allowed to score anything unless he comes in and destroys things.
Destruction is a thing - but using rez cost mitigation (like the Root), Marcus Batty an Caprice to keep a runner out or make him pay dearly for the run, Ash to make it hard to steal... this card has distinct possiblities, left to brighter minds than mine to find. One way or another, it has the potential for significant utility - up there with SanSan.