I'm curious too. Unless it goes without saying and I'm being simple, it would help to know what style of paddling one does if one is advocating for a certain type of paddle. If a J-stroke is used, the blade of a bent shaft paddle would be facing a direction that counters the intent of said stroke. So if I am paddling on the right, the canoe has tendency to veer left on the power stroke; as I complete the J, the blade is creating an arc that veers the canoe even further to the left.
I use a C stroke. While Solo. I start away from the hull, draw, then complete with the J .
I t corrects before the problem exists. Make Sense ?
I'm a left side paddler, but recognize the benefit of switching.