I'm pretty sure the break is still considered to be, 1.5 balls in worth. And, the non breaker is still on, defense the first shot, if the breaker doesn't leak a ball! So, the spot Artie was getting in reality was, less than, 0.5 balls. But, with, homecourt advantage.and if the breaks and 10/8 9/8 are worth the same to both parties then it makes absolutely no difference in which you play.
its like asking what keeps you warmer a red hat or a blue one.
and in bill's example it wasnt worth the same to each party. but may show that the ball spot is worth more than the break.
which to me is obvious.