What exactly is real nice about it? That it makes throwables suck?TAKES LONGER TO THROW A THROWING WEAPON, REAL NICE
Did you try to throw at an archer from 3 meters away? Doesnt work anymore, he will shoot you.
Did you try to throw at a rider from 5 meters away? Doesnt work anymore, he will stab you.
As you said the removal of block delay already solved the problem of reaction blocking.