Just checked again just to be sure, try yourself: put curse royal the turn before, then the turn after activate a field spell, divine punishment will chain to counter it. Both the field spell and divine punishment are in face up position and curse royal should be put in chain link 3, but you can't. Please just answer the question if you know what you're saying, not just to spit your opinion.
If it's an enemy 'twister' or spwll card, yes(picture),but this one also works for traps (such as the new 'Straight Flush' which destroys all 3 Spell and Trap card slots IF all 3 slots have a Spell/Trap card placed in Them)
So it's not necessarily better, but situational.