I like far left just because it's easier to rest the snowboard while going up (goofy.)
When I got back to boarding last season I just never felt comfortable with free foot against the binding while getting off lift. Very awkward. Stepping on the board closer to middle seems way more natural. You can glide around any gentle slope like that and use the free foot to create drag if needed.
“I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs.” – Alexander Karelin