I remain bemused about how many people think Directionals are "too hard" or that S2E is weak.
Come on, who did not have at least once a "Directional silly death" ?
You know, like the one where you're attacking a Gunship, try to put shields fore, but the Gunship released the shot while you they were aft for a reason... BOOM, one-shot.
There are people whose those death happen more than others, and often due to the player's error. Hence, the "hard to use" comments.