I tried to make this program work for last three months of playtesting and finaly I had to give up and go back to good old Gordian Blade. Here's why:
In a land of Fairchild 3.0, DNA Tracker and Mausolus, or even good old Tollbooth and Archangel, Study Guide sells you fantasy about having to pay only once to pump, and then come back next time for jest one or three credits.
This works only when you are playing against really slow corps. But nowadays, ETF will try to rush you behind Fairchild and Ravana 1.0, and versus NBN dumping 15-20 creds to break that first Tollbooth willl swing tempo so much in corps favour, that you will have as much power tokens on Study Guide as tags on your head.
You must be fast or go home. Gordian will still help you against stack of code gates, and will give you chance to snipe that Astro or Breaking News behind pesky early Booth. I play very "controlly" builds, with Magnum Opus. I'll have money late game, but I must survive till then. In many cases Study Guide was just too slow.