This is quite easily the best console in the game. It's sheer utility and hefty returns make buying that third core set an absolute necessity for top tier players who are using it.
Of all the factions, Criminal has the most interesting and unique consoles. Doppelgänger laughs in the face of Jinteki: Replicating Perfection, and makes for a decent Notoriety/Quest Completed deck. Logos can drastically change the game, and synergizes quite nicely with Leela's ability. Box-E not only gives you extra memory, but it'll mess with the Corp's math for scorching. And then there's Blackguard. Such a useful console if you can shell out the money for it.
There's only one problem with these consoles: you have to build your deck around them. Or in the case of Box-E, there has to be a good reason you aren't playing Desperado. This card you can slip into any deck, in or out of faction, and more often than not, it'll be a good fit. Personally, I've only really played it in my competitive Andy deck, but I've seen it pretty much everywhere. That's 6 to 9 influence people are spending on card, and with good reason. At 3 to install, the returns are always at least double the cost, if not more. Plus, just having that extra, click-free credit to spend during access is ridiculous useful for when you need to make runs early. The Corp may think you can't get into their remote and steal the game-winning NAPD Contract, but then you break through every thing, and go from 3 to 4 credits to secure the win.
Any other criminal console is going to telegraph your gameplan, which might seem insignificant, but can affect the Corp's early game decisions; for instance, if I see a Doppelgänger hit the table, I'm going to be putting a taxing ice on archives as soon as I can. But all you can tell from a player using Desperado is that they want to win.