I liked using Jacob more than I did Samara but that was just me because I found him just a little bit more useful than her.
On the other hand, I think the UF versions of Bane, Jacob and Samara for example would be much more well thought out IMHO.
Eleventh Doctor: I never forget a face.
The Curator: I know you don't. And in years to come you might find yourself revisiting a few, but just the old favorites.