Partly it's about screwing with expectations. Most people go 'oh you're playing Nomads so I expect a strong hacking game' then you drop 7 HI, no hackers on them. This is particularly true if you've run hackers in practically every list you've ever played. And yeah, without the engineer it's a risk. But it's 7 HI! In anything other than BTV it's a 'for laughs' list. In BTV I find gameplay tends to be more brute force. But yes, Nomads and Mutts will cause you massive issues. That's hardly surprising.