Neither are useless. Both of them are quite good. The Hermes are basically perma-sprint in towns where mounts cannot be used.
The Asurans give a + to all stats that lasts to a minimum of lvl 12 on nearly all, if not all classes. And lasts, I mean an upgrade is available.
WoW Blackhand-US-Date of Retirement: 9/21/2010... /Sigh
Devari - 90 Rogue 85 DK Druid/Mage/Warrior 70+
FFXI - Shiva "Retired.... Or not? One more try, honest."
Desmar - 65 Sam 36 Mnk 18 Thf 12 War
FFXIV - Devari Garamond - Sargatanas 50 Paladin / Culinarian / Weaver / Armorer
Beta - Devaria Ariadne - Ultros - Pugilist