If I remember correctly, you use tab-targeting, right Misery? That means that you should have a much easier time dodging than people who don't. So take all those reactions and multiply them by 2 for people who use keyboard+mouse (or by 3 for people who use keyboard-only, like me). I find it very hard to both dodge the crashed speeder's projectiles AND shoot the crashed speeder, for example. And the little fairies take too many hits -- anything that homes in on you should be easily destructible at the very least.
I use it, yes......
......but not against the speeders, or most enemies with seekers (unless I'm fighting fairies without a shield). I generally use un-aimed melee-range attacks against these (ice cross, circle of fire, insect orb), or Cleft Smoglet.
The reason: Targeting ANYTHING when there are seekers around is a MONSTROUS PAIN IN THE ASS. I hate doing it. Hate hate hate. I dont WANT to fire at the bloody seekers. Even if I DID try to use ranged attacks, it's not as easy as you'd think, because the game often just does NOT want to target the thing actually firing them. I have to keep hitting the damn target button, WHILE dodging, and I'm inevitably going to click too many times, and that means I have to click it even MORE times.... while still dodging..... And chances are, I'm not using a piercing attack, so that doesnt help. So yeah, I melee this particular sort of enemy. I melee alot of things though.
The targeting system, when I first started on the game, seemed like it might be an unfair advantage. That is, until I got used to it..... and found that it can make some things really unnecessarily complicated. I cannot lead targets, for example. It ALWAYS fires *directly* at them, and as you can probably guess, this often is not the right way to attack certain things. I often have to use funky tricks to actually have the shots connect at all, which usually brings more risk of getting blasted. It depends on the enemy. And if there's more than 3 enemies on the screen at once, then it can be a huge pain to get it to target the one I want it to, while I'm leaping all over the place. I cannot move and select targets at the same time, either, as I need the d-pad for movement, but I need L3 (pushing left stick in) to switch targets.
And I agree on the fairies. I find that each fairy usually only takes one Ball Lightning to kill..... but for every ONE that goes down, 2 kersquillion more will be fired at me. So.... completely..... irritating.....
Those stupid fairies are definitely my most hated boss type.