Where have you gone, BABW? I hardly see you any more. I've only been seeing your younger siblings-Titan Transnational and Blue Sun more than anyone else. And I don't understand why, because when it comes to actually making money, you leave them all behind.
Blue Sun's advantage is liquidity. Rezzing ICE costs money, but that big ol' power plant can suck those credits right back up. So it never loses money on rezzing ICE. But, if you keep sucking up and reinstalling your ICE, you are spending clicks, and not actively increasing your money pool, unless you pull shenanigans with Oversight AI, Priority Requisition or other free rez effects.
Titan Transnational's advantage is being able to "win more". When Titan scores a Project Atlas, it gets that juicy tutor for free, and scoring a Hostile Takeover with Mark Yale on the board basically prints money ('cause it's a bank, get it?)
The thing is, though, that these abilities are conditional, and leave vulnerabilities. Blue Sun can get screwed if their big ice keeps getting Emergency Shutdown or Crescentus'd. Titan's ability can provide substantial value, but it needs to score agendas and needs Mark Yale to truly become efficient, meaning if it falls behind it can have trouble catching up.
But BABW? You just make Beanstalk Royalties into Hedge Fund, Hedge Fund into Restructure, and Restructure into the single most efficient money-making click in the game. There is no gap, no vulnerability except for maybe Edward Kim and Imp.
And the thing is...Blue Sun's ability will never really get more powerful than it is right now. Titan Transnational will always need to score agendas to get any value from its abilities. But every time another transaction is published, the toolbox for BABW just grows and grows. While in the core set, you could only run 6 transactions, now even the most basic BABW deck could run Beanstalk Royalties, Hedge Fund, Restructure, Paywall Implementation, and Commercialization to have up to 15 transactions without spending a single point of influence...and Green Level Clearance and Successful Demonstration are only one point each.
Well, I believe in you, BABW. You were once the king, and once the sparkles from Order and Chaos leave everyone's eyes, they'll remember what made you so good.