And as you draw 3 cards at the start of your turn and can only play one card on it (barring assets), 3 cards is the ideal hand size at the start of your turn.
Anyway, I thought there was a favour agreed in that first deal, but I’m now of the opinion that I was slightly overvaluing the negative effects I would suffer from having very few cards for ages. Perhaps that was just how it played out, perhaps I was misvaluing, I don’t have the experience of the game to know.
So let’s write that favour off whatever. Instead, I’ll offer you a favour of my own in exchange for your two otherwise wasted cards.