I think people are missing the fact that we need to have a couple of fullbacks on the books. It's all good to say "let's not sign Miller and give Hodgson first crack" but if we did that and Hodgson gets injured again (not unlikely) then we're probably moving KP back there again, and if the coaching staff are serious about this 5/8 experiment then I don't want KP being the first guy they turn to when our regular FB gets injured. Ultimately for this to work long term we need KP spending all season at 5/8 and really honing his craft there rather than being switched back to FB every few weeks when we have an injury.
I haven't seen Miller play but he got to play some first grade last year and from all accounts he's a goer so I think we've done pretty well to get him especially given it's fairly late notice.
Obviously people aren't happy to give up a promising junior to get him but we're not in the strongest bargaining position and them's the breaks. At least prop forward is an area where it's easier to plug a hole especially if you need to get someone at minimal cost, whereas it's tough getting a decent NRL quality player to fill a spine position especially when it's last minute. At least this guy has played some first grade and has some strengths which will complement our side and Sharks fans are saying good things about him which is a plus, given it's usually the fans who are most critical of a player.