hope so. I have hated that move forever. I have never seen it work and played baseball through college.
You've never seen it work because pitchers are "too cool" to put good effort into it. A good first to third move can accomplish two things. One, if good enough it might steal an out. But most commonly, a good first to third move can create hesitation in the base runner. If you've ever seen a runner caught stealing in a first and thrid situation, perhaps the runner from first got a late break because he was making sure that the pitcher went home.
I've seen a good 3rd to 1st move be successful many times. It's just that my view of successful may be different than yours.