FO's in a tough spot because - Even if the skill didn't generate an ARO, the trooper's activation did. - The survivability of FO would be horrible if it wasn't face-to-face with the target shooting back. - If you improve it in the face-to-face roll too much, then it's going to be used just to win face-to-face rolls. It's a bit of a tangent, but this thread's got me wondering what the results on "How often do you use Doctor?" and "How often do you use Engineer?" would look like in comparison. Because it's also a situational skill that you've got to spend orders to put a model in position to use.