Hey Shooter, you have a very valid perspective and opinion on this.
You are right, no one sells their product 'balanced'. I do wonder if they did, that would then be notice to the world that their other offerings were 'unbalanced' and therefore inferior?
There are links in this thread providing research and positive results from finding a side to side balance point.
I'm not in either camp, I just like to think on interesting topics. But I do find it funny how in golf many people tend to tell others how what they do is better, or putting others ideas or questions down, such as many pages prior in this thread, not necessarily your post.
I don't understand, if someone thinks finding a side to side balance is pointless, great, that is good for them that they are comfortable with their choice. But others, pages back, don't need to tell others they are crazy or stupid for just discussing something that they do.
Comparing the idea of balancing a golf ball, there are threads here on how to stack a golf bag, what golf towel to use, golf fashion that have no place in the act of actually hitting the golf ball. You hit the golf ball every shot. And the process of manufacture of the ball can't guarantee the blobs of material are all placed in exactly the right place. So why can't people at least discuss it?
I mean, people figure out the balance of their putter head, and whether that fits their stroke right? There are threads on what golf tees to use, or the many types available? This topic, IMHO, is no less valid than those, given that people want to eliminate issues with all of their other equipment, why not their ball?
I don't get it, people wouldn't hit a wedge with massive gouges out of it or the head or shaft bent, and I can see people that balance their golf balls just want to know what is going on with their equipment and eliminate any equipment errors they can, because they see it as interesting and/or important. Power to them I reckon.