OK, here's my honest and true opinion of Reflection Section......... it sucks. Now stop freaking out and keep reading.
At first I thought the tip of the triangle (end of catwalk) would be awful, but I made a huge mistake. I was at the front stage and didn't like it at all. The main stage was super high and she didn't pay attention to anyone in the pit when she was up front. She was more focused on hitting her marks and dance steps. The tip of the triangle got you "closer than ever before" to her, fine w.e, but you still faced her back a lot. STILL I'd say to the kittens to try and get to the tip of the Reflection Section for the best experience.
In my opinion, people with floor seats got better views/experience than those in Reflection Section which really dissapointed me. They made such a huge deal about it, but by the end of both nights of me seeing her (in GA first night and in 200's second) I really with I just had floor tickets. Everyone just goes to the barrier anyways and she's just as close as in Reflection Section PLUS she's waaaayyyyyy more interactive and focused on fans when she's at the tip of the catwalk.
Still an amazing experience in all, loved the show, I was still super close a lot of the time (could see her butt checks half the time since she was so high on stage, gurls been working out). Still wish I had floor tickets in the end though...
Although I can see your experience from your point of view I find it completely natural that the woman concentrates on her singing and choreography and not mainly on 'interacting' with the few people in front of her stage. Katy isn't there to provide a social evening for the two hundred people in the RS but to deliver a hugely produced and strenuous to perform show for all the fifteen thousand or so guests. She may be more interacting during the acoustic section because it is then technically possible to be so whereas during the performance on the main stage, due to its nature, it is not.
People always underestimate what it's like to be onstage and performing there, particularly performing such a choreographed show as the PWT one which needs to function like clockwork throughout. If Katy paid too much attention on looking for every loophole for keeping up eye contact and handshakes the whole show would fall apart.
Most people in the world who sing find it too distracting to even look at an individual member of an audience while singing through a song by heart, while Katy does a lot more than just singing the song, and
interacts with the audience on occasions individually.
I've been to the RS in England three times, and after
that I bought a ticket to go back to the RS in Germany next year. Yes, Katy's position there during the acoustic section is kind of a 'problem' perhaps, but a totally minor one compared to the whole experience. And Katy has to sing to the fifteen thousand, not the two hundred alone, hence she's got her back to us for some time.
Personally, I prefer to be close to the main stage because I'm so near her there and see her fantastic, to me really 'jaw dropping' way of performing so close up. Like SmackU pointed out, during the acoustic section you stand behind her back anyway, no matter where. And you can move freely and leisurely through the whole pit, nobody needs to be rooted to one spot, unlike outside at the barrier. Maybe the reason why I'm not so disappointed about the RS is that I never had the same impossible expectations of it like so many people seemed to have. Katy ever said very little about the reflection section. The whole big deal about it was made up by fans, not her.