Kathy, other times you mention Back Heavy (camera end) or Front Heavy (objective end). Also there is the 'East Heavy' admonition.
Could you clarify your thoughts on Balanced or Heavy (any direction)?
For visual use, since we are on the Beginners' Forum (no AP), there is no compelling reason to deliberately unbalance the mount. Deliberately unbalancing (by a very small amount!!) is used to load the gears of a motorized mount to eliminate backlash. If you find that backlash is a problem with visual use, then by all means give it a try, but it is mostly applicable to AP.
To remove backlash in declination, you can set either the front end or the back end heavy. It doesn't matter which you do. To remove backlash in RA, you want the east side heavy, whether that is the scope or the counterweights. That ensures that the motor is always lifting, never lowering, and keeps the gears smoothly loaded.