I did and it does. Please read through my previous post and see how I posted the same thing almost simultaneously as @Golfingdad.
I understand the improved contact/control of a flighted shot because, as mentioned, I use similar mechanics when practicing.
My point was that even though the shot I use for short approaches is not a flighted shot, I experience improved contact, improved distance control, improved dispersion AND LESS ROLL. Meaning, I can usually (more than half the time) drop a shot between a bunker and the back of a small green from 125 yds and under. (I'll accept the possibility that I'm a bit delusional on my success, but my GG stats seem to back it up.)
This will make sense to me at some point, I'm sure. Right now it doesn't and would probably require a live demonstration by someone skilled at these shots. I can't emphasize this enough... I know I'm wrong.