Why offset dots on all these guitars?
My first choice is no face dots at all. Classical guitarists don't need them, and what they play is infinitely more complicated than anything i'll ever play, so why do i need them? I've found that i rarely use the face of the fretboard for orientation, anyway. The big white bars on the edge of my Parker's fretboard are awesome for quick visual orientation.
My second choice is small abalone offset dots.
I just find Ibanez's huge centred plastic dots look extremely cheap. Can't stand 'em. I just prefer the clean, uncluttered look.
However, there are exceptions. If i ever buy a Les Paul, it's gotta have trapezoids. And if i ever buy a PRS, it absolutely has to have birds. On those guitars, those "signature" inlays are part of the essence of what makes them beautiful. But i don't consider dots to be a particularly noteworthy design element.