So, we've got our first hints of the Identities now. While some aspects are still unclear (I'm surprised that both Runner and Corp have the same 45/15 numbering) we do see some core abilities. And I'm… annoyed.
One of the things I loved about NetRunner is how thematically tight it was. There was a defined interaction between the runner and the corp, and the cards respected that. The corp could have the nastiest set of ICE in the world, but it couldn't touch the Runner if they didn't go there. Most opportunities for the Corp to directly affect the Runner required them to be tagged, or have just completed a run. The interactions were all very strongly defined to the theme of the game.
But both identities we have blow this right out of the water:
Noise: "Whenever you install a new Virus program the corp trashes the top card of R&D"
Jinteki: "Whenever an agenda is scored or stolen do one net damage"
Why in the world should the corp lose R&D because the runner INSTALLS a virus program? Damaging a runner who just stole an agenda first, but how the heck does Jinteki finishing an ad campaign cause a runner who's not even jacked in to take net damage? Do runners in the Android universe have a tendency to fly into fits of nerdrage and demolish their own equipment at the mere mention of Jinteki?
It remains to be seen how much of this thematic integrity has been abandoned - other examples like Neural EMP seem to respect it. But if it's something the design team has decided is unnecessary, it's going to be a very sad thing for the game.