I like a lot of things about GTA Online. Of course, not everything is perfect, but the game is very high on my playlist for comedic value alone. Anyway, one of my favorite things to do recently is unleash the mugger and mercenaries and then watch the havoc that ensues. Now I never just send them out on random people who are minding their own business. I normally use them on clowns who I see constantly killing other players in good sport lobbies or who are talking obnoxiously on their mic. Yes, I know the mugger can be easily dealt with in some cases, but I enjoy watching someone one TV walking down the street or getting out of their car only to get shanked out of nowhere.
Last night I sent the mugger out on one of my crew members just for laughs. He was somewhere out in the hills riding around. I watched him crash his motorcycle out in the middle of the desert trying to get away from the cops. So he's standing out there with no roads in sight and then all of a sudden I see the mugger charging up on him from behind and sticking a knife in his back. My buddy never saw it coming and literally yellled "WTF" in his mic. Sent the mercs out on 2 azzes who were running over and crashing into any players they saw and then laughing about it on their headsets. Was quite satisfying to see them trying to steal another players customized car only to have the Mercs roll-up in their jeep and shoot one of the guys in the head and then take off. Best $7500 I spent so far.
Although not always successful, for the cheap price and high entertainment value, the muggers and mercs are one of my GTA guilty pleasures.