Yeah, but you lose the Bitch. And, I know it's just me, but I love tight, challenging courses like the Patriot at VIR and Shenandoah in the V...I did grand east with Mazda 2 years ago. Even Big Jim showed up for it.
It was a lot of fun, but damn is that a long course.
I prefer the standard course however. The interior of VIR is very tight, and the har breaking after the main stright quick left right going into Roller Coaster is probabaly my 2nd favorite part of the main course (behind the Esses), and it goes away in the grand east configuration.