I don't know if the others have a presence on the forums, so this goes out to @Sungrowler and @probablyFine.
Bennies have lots of uses! In SWADE, you can spend a bennie to get 5 more power points, so you don't have to short when you're out of power points as long as you have bennies. You can also spend a bennie to get a new action card if you get dealt a low initiative card.
Just some two cents. I was going to say something about using Spirit to unshake, but you caught that one already. 😉
As with my input on @CADave 's Rifts game, I'm not meaning to rules lawyer you or tell you how to run the game. Just sharing my love and knowledge of Savage Worlds to help out.