If you ever used a remote client before, it's plagued with latency issues. The main reason I opted to get a steam link was because it was $1. The other reason was that I heard it worked well as a remote streaming client, like if you wanted to setup a gaming machine in the garage so you can adequately cool it without hearing it.
I got to say. It works pretty well as a remote client. It doesn't have the latency issues most of these type of connections have.