I understand your opinion which helps break down if the hero is viable for ascension mats.
I started leveling mine to 3-70 so I can play and test around.
I believe many players have given an opinion that the hero is now more usable but the minions needed to be more beefier so that the dodge could make a valuable asset to the hero special. I also think some other players have also stated that Inari attack stats are way better than Kadilen in contrast to defense stats so maybe depending on the emblem route, you may want to see in what type of playstyle she is best suited. I believe if Inari mana generation were changed to fast probably most player base would agree as an alternative for Kadilen Costume.
With costumes being added to S2 heroes it is possible it can also happen to Inari.
Welcome to the forum and best wishes in your game!