An analysis of non-vertical lift pylons

Pylon: the structures used to hold up arms.
I see they are usually vertical. However, on bots like Gael force’s, they are tilted backwards slightly. I see this gives advantages such as room for a double 4 bar (backwards lift) as well as a few other benefits. What are your guys’ thoughts?

They don’t create more room, but rather allow for more travel backward at the cost of size in the front of your robot.

I think that ‘linear’ lifts for this game make no sense.

I don’t understand this. Can you rephrase it?