I've always used my EQ6-R oriented the way it shipped, which is with the single leg pointing south, and counterweights between the others. I use two fairly heavy scopes to image with, an MN190 and a C11, both of which require a good bit of counterweight. With the weights on but the scope off, the mount is much to easy to tip over if pushed toward the north for my liking.
The angle adjustment post on the tripod can be moved to the opposite side, thus turning the tripod 180 degrees. Doing so would greatly reduce the chance of the mount tipping when mounting the scope as the counterweights would be over the north leg, and at my latitude the weights will clear the leg no problem. This change would also give the long tube of the MN190 much more clearance to the tripod leg when imaging near the meridian. Easier access to the polar scope would also be a plus.
So my question to the group is there a downside I'm missing in having the single leg to the north?