I enjoy getting to my gaming club early and setting up the table sometimes. It doesn't really work with the new rules for table set-up in 6th but our players like to walk in and just start playing. I enjoy setting up scenic and cinematic tables that could be used for various battles as this is what happens.
What happens frequently though is that a table may have a great/even-sided set-up for Dawn of War but if Vanguard Strike or Hammer and Anvil is rolled then setting up first becomes more important. And I feel that the first roll-off should have some importance. Being able to pick where you deploy should have some advantage.
I recently had two players modify a swamp table I set up. Honestly, I was upset they did not like my set-up, because I work hard at it. I don't just throw terrain randomly. I even put in choke-points and valleys too narrow for vehicles on some tables. They said they changed it because one side had half the dry ground in their deployment zone the other side did. As I told them, that was the point. I've played games where terrain, or more importantly the terrain because of the deployment map, has influenced the game.
"Fetch me another plaything. This one seems to have broken." -Urien Rakarth
Space Marine- "This planet is ours, witch."
Eldar- "No ... This planet is theirs ..."