I know some people might unclaimed or just stop taking trikes which is understandable but I for 1 still take some things like trikes, paradise's, and other things like that early game just because
1 trikes are OK in defending your base because of their of damage for how easy it is to get your hands on them
2 the knockback they have is huge
3 in packs they are fun to use and can gather a decent amount of time with good weight and speed upgrade
4 the kibble produced can get great things like wolves and dire bears which are great
5 one of the easiest to tame and are everywhere so you quickly can get a pack
I can not stress enough to my friends how useful the trike is. Early game it makes a great pack animal. Late game in groups of three or four it can be used as a decent battle mount. Taming a trike early on can be a great way to start a large base and keep you well fed with berries.