I don't know, it might be better than the original laser setup. It always looked to me like the laser cannons on the wingtips of the original x-wing were tacked on as an afterthought. They don't look solidly attached to the wings at all.
Yeah, I think that about the original, and the blocky shape of the wings looks a bit rushed too, but still. Well, we'll see.
Am I the only person that won't mind locked s-foils? A smaller target is a harder target to hit.
But then your lasers would overheat, or some such nonsense. I'm not exactly sure how they dissipate heat in a vacuum anyway, but apparently being far apart helps.
This doesn't appear the be the case with TIEs. Their lasers (specifically, chin lasers) are what, a foot apart?
Let's be careful about how much science and logic we try to apply to movie props from the 70s, everyone. Aesthetics is one thing.... realism and practicality within the realm of actual physics is another thing entirely. Discussions of the realism of star wars technology dead-ends pretty quickly I think.