Shower Pan Center drain or side drain... pros, cons, thougthts?

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Thanks for reading and providing input.

I have the opportunity to install a new 60" shower pan. The PO had converted the right side drain (a former tub) to a center drain. I am guessing it would be easy enough for me to move it back if I wanted. I am installing a sterling acrylic base.

I read that center drains are more likely to be in the standing space than a side drain. Not sure about this.

I am guessing with a center drain on a 60" long base, if the floor is not close to perfectly level in the lengthwise direction I would have issues. I think the floor is actually a bit lower on the side of the original drain, so if I err that would be the direction to err with a side drain. Of course I want to shoot for perfect level but probably not a reasonable goal.

Finally,. are prefab pans all sloped to a standard... 1/4" per foot?

Thanks in advance
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