Yeah, I kinda suspect that a certain number of players (i.e., a lot) will actually not mind at all the Dark Powers version of 'faction charity' this season -- most all of them seem more like boons than woes, and at least one of the so-called 'curses' I suspect will be actively sought out by certain folks (by semi-aggresive suicide-by-monster). Not really sure they instill the proper sense of dread or loss as they had been intended as.
As one of those fully aggressive suicide-by-monster (Necromancer after all), the key is to introduce the downsides AFTER the players have already been inflicted.
Example: The ability to pass through solid objects has already been used to bypass key doors/chokepoints. But people forget, there are a lot of healing spells that don't work when the target is undead...
Fire Vulnerability? Oh wait suddenly the mages prepared spell list is a bit different, etc.