Welcome, Vince! Yeah, it's widely accepted that the Court just isn't worth it. I see it taken slightly less often than Mandrakes (ouch), but slightly more than Khaerublahblah.
Poke around the forums. You'll find plenty of advice about accompaniments to your Archon.
Just remember: every loss is not only an addition to your knowledge about the way we Dark Kin work, but to your Haemonculus's bits box!
Edited for stupidity.