Yeah, I am. It can be adjusted to be somewhat capable and is an easy target for newer builders.
True, however if you have the time, build a good bot. If not, clawbot works. Last year I built one (1st year) for my 1st comp and modified it through the season.
Honestly, for first year teams, a claw bot could be the way to go. Just enlarge it significantly and add motors were necessary.