So we tried them both ways and here are our results: When we had them turned backwards I found the people that sat there didn't enjoy it because they couldn't see where they were going and most people like to look outside at what is in front of them, not stare at the back wall. Also, in my plane and I think yours isn't much different, if you had someone in both seats their legs were up against each other as there isn't that much room between the seats.
Next; If you wanted to recline and take a nap your chair was up against the pilot seat and could only go so far back. Oh, and the wife: She likes to lay back and put her feet on my arm rest while Jacob likes to lay across the entire bench seat.
So for us, it just never worked out to turn them around.