Is there not a way to turn what was once a "projected view" into a "model view?" If the projected view is "orphaned," i.e. its parent view was deleted, can you not re-orient the projected view? I know it can be rotated, but can it be flipped from "Front" to "Back?" When you click a model view there is an Orientation sub-section in the left-hand menu. Can an orphaned projected view somehow be changed/updated to include the orientation option?
It seems logical to me that a projected view with no parent is no longer a projected view.
I'm on SW2011 SP3.0