Panning Mid-side Recordings

Wondering if there is a better way to pan midside recordings. As of now, the only way I can really get some decent movement in the stereo filed is to delay/lower one of the sides and then pan the mid harder than I actually want. Any suggestions?

Clarification on adjusting the volumes: If want to pan it to the right, I decrease the Left side channel a tad bit to make the right seem a little close.

Turns out I had my setup switched to monitor in mono… darn linear information grumbles