I love the characterization of Adam! Sure, he's wet behind the ears, and shows the small town sensibilities of someone who has envied money his whole life. He's greedy, "roostery" (couldn't post the other word), and sneaky, and very, very driven. This makes him JUST like Victor.
I love his interaction with Victor. The little "who can work more hours" contest is fun to watch. After all that intesity, it's good to see Victor smile again.
Think about it. Eric Braedon is going to have to leave Y&R eventually. (Perish the thought!) He is 65. (Awfully hot for a senior citizen, don't ya think?) My bet is that the writers are going to grow Adam's character over time so that Y&R will have a nice villain to fall back on when Eric B. leaves.