with the GL being a weapon that only fires within SR to MR I'm on the idea that is when you do it indirect. Otherwise I'd think the fire distance would be different between direct and indirect GLs. Or that the Direct GLs would be easier to aim to hit if they more or less work as a rifle at that point.
Loss of indirect fire ability = Gain of better aim/range
Quite the opposite, in fact. Lack of power equals decreased range (and ability to counteract gravity). As for aim, the reason that it is a grenade is so that you can be "a little off target" - you know; like, horseshoes and hand grenades, and whatnot.
If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?
Don't even get me started about bad, badder and baddest. Run, ran AND run...again? C'mon!