Na mate, hook is in whether 3mm or 8mm will not make that much difference, also depends on the lure being used, there is a chance when rigging with the eye/knot exposed you destroy baits quickly, the nose tears faster. Also i don't like pegging my sinker unless fishing really heavy cover(hyacinths specifically)
I doubt the fish all gather in 2ft of water like a menagerie of chicks going to a mall on the weekend, then sit and analyse how the hook has an offset knot or not as it zips past quicker than opposite to a fart in a bath.
Pitching/punching/flipping heck are all similar to knife fights in a ticky box. Its all close combat action so the position of the hook in the plastic wont matter. Typically with a heavy weight in shallow knife fights, the fish will hammer the bait in a very aggressive manner. The lighter the weight, the lighter the bite. (ie: heavier means a quicker drop rate which means quicker reaction from the fish which means more aggressive bite. Make sense?)
In any case, if you are pitching a 1oz texas rig and you let it soak for 15min for the girls to tease you about the knot, then I guess you're doing it wrong.
But I digress sometimes. Back to the topic: buy decent tungstens and protect your knots
I also rig my plastics that the weight hits the plastic rather than the hook eye.
Only problem I face is squeue baits - when you retrieve they tend to go in circles and creates twist in the line. But heh that's fishing!