top left or top middle for me
bottom left is too much radiant heat but if its a big brisket im happy with bottom right.
water pan, chicken or other high heat meats go bottom left.
once i foilpan my meat i use the bottom left though to speed up a cook if im running out of time.
As i also use the amazen smoke tube and sometimes a waterpan that sits bottom left so its not like im loosing realestate
Top left for me, point facing towards hopper or smoke stack? I tend to have the point sitting in the middle.