Are you saying this as a cue maker, a cue trader, or a player?
Every cue maker who has ever made me a cue has talked about how they would control the balance.
Balance is one of the reasons they use different pins and joint materials.
When I buy a cue, I discuss every aspect of the cue. I have played long enough that I know what I prefer.
I'm saying that I understand how important the balance is, not to be confused with the
ridiculous "balance point" question.
As far as ordering a custom cue, I have to like the way the cuemaker does things,
balance is one, but I've never discussed the "balance point" with a cuemaker.
I've never sold a cue when balance point was discussed, and I've never sold a cue to someone who asked.
The balance point question only comes up maybe once a year unless I bring it up for
something to talk about when adding or reducing weight bolts.