Quote from FlowerChild
It's not intended as a reward man, or something you intentionally create, but as a negative consequence of your actions.
That's what always got me about this feature. It seems so uncharacteristic of your work in that it doesn't really accomplish that too well. Given both the rarity of it appearing and how easy it is to control it isn't really much of a threat yet the use for it is nearly a requirement for continued automation progression so it feels more like a reward seeing it than something to dread.