Here is the reason : because you do plan to use Professional Contacts. Like Diesel, it does not combo well with Professional Contacts, since the latter invite you to draw only with it, without using anything else.
VRcation let you get the same efficiency if you use it on a first . If you use it on last click, it let you gain 2 worth of drawing.
What other cards compare to this : The Class Act, Earthrise Hotel, Blueberry!™ Diesel, Deuces Wild, Sports Hopper, The Nihilist, Verbal Plasticity and Wildcat Strike. Only Blueberry!™ Diesel cost no credits. The rest are exchange of credits for draw.
A good card to get better draw would be Verbal Plasticity, to get additional efficiency in drawing.
Now, let's all face the reality : the art and the quote are among the coolest you can find in Netrunner. Simply great.
Sadly, unless you are desperate for that one-of silver bullet in every single game (at which point, why not just add more copies of that silver bullet), it can be hard to find a point in having more pseudo-Diesels besideds paying for certain agenda costs.— KoRayven