it is bad because 1 v 1 vs a smart player it is extremely easy to counter the shield. at best it just gets you back a shield safely when someone gets the drop on you and the rest of the time it gets you killed.
Your personal shields don't recharge while you have the HL out. It's literally worthless.
They call me Spoke Wrecker... Thizz iz what it iz GT-Spidux
Usually you know when you're gonna win the 1v1 range but if you feel like you're not gonna win, or you win but another dude shows up to "finish you off" just pop up the shield, back up, and walk out of sight.
"I am not in danger, I am the danger." Walter White Gamertag: Cpt of Industry
Most people are rather arrogant and assume using the HLS means you're terrible and that you aren't aware of the situations where it's actually useful. If you're playing with some good friends, you can screw with people like that by using yourself as bait so they can ambush the enemy but even though you can do that and the HLS is good, the speed and invincibility frames the Thruster give you simply make it more useful and versatile.
Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.