They should come out with a square like the HALO shoot for static line, that way guys can steer away from tree's and power lines and so on. The Chute would be able to hold enough weight like the MC-4 and be able to take the blast of an opening.
I almost think it'd be worthwhile to figure out how to make a parachute that performs like a T-10 ie straight down with no control input... but if you actually grab at the toggles it somehow "converts" to a more controllable canopy. Trying to wrap my head around that one...
Any Ram-air canopy will have a little forward drive due to the design - needs air to pressurize the cells. But if the brake lines "cat-eyes" are set deep enough it will have very little drive. The canopy will basically be in a "stall" which will bring the canopy nearly straight down. Release the brakes the stall is taken out, forward drive increases, etc... All ram air canopies are packed as to minimize forward drive on opening. Brakes released - you go into full flight.
Cat eyes are the portion where you stow the toggle beneath the riser ring.
The Marines are using the MC-5 which is the MC-4 in Static line configuration.
Sounds good, but PL's will still need to "test out" before being allowed to use steerable chutes.
So, you could have a larger canopy with minimal forward drive, and when you go for the toggles due to OH SHIT JUMPER/TREE/ROAD/ASP/POWER LINES, you could go to full maneuverability?