And saying that Directionals are "harder" is different from saying they're "too hard". Though there are some people around here (just two, actually) who deal only in absolutes. :P Components are either objectively judged as "optimal" in a mathematical vacuum, or else they are declared as not even warranting consideration or discourse.
Ah, yeah sure. "Harder" doesn't mean "too hard", but I'm sure there are some people who tried, failed to the higher difficulty (the silly deaths), and concluded "too hard" without trying harder. That's what I failed to imply.
Personally, I'll admit Directional aren't my favorites. Quick-charge are, and I'm using a very atypical Reactor with them on my Starguard.