Dishing hurts wheel strength and durability. Besides reducing dish or using heavier components, another approach which is sometimes used is asymmetrical lacing: either more spokes on one side, or heavier/thicker spokes on one side.

The following discussion uses "cone side" and "flat side" rather than "left" and "right", because rear wheels are dished one way and front disk brake wheels are dished the other. Here, "flat" means the side where spokes are most nearly in a plane, the right or sprocket side of a rear wheel, or the left or disk side of a front disk-braked wheel.

For starter, two simplifying assumptions:

Several qualitative (or hand-wavy quantitiatve) observations:

To summarize so far:

A next question is: what is the magnitude of asymmetrical lacing and spoking? I do not have complete numbers, but do have some qualitative observations:

Asymmetrically-laced wheels have been used for decades. What is the anecdotal or "field" evidence?

To conclude:

To summarize the summary: for a low-spoke-count wheel with a stiff rim, using more of the spokes on the flat side can win because it allows higher total spoke tension without suffering spoke pull out from spoke bed or hub flange. For high-spoke-count wheels with a relatively flexy rim, using asymmetrical spoke counts or asymmetrical spoke diameters may help keep cone-side spokes from going slack, but that must be balanced against lateral strength reduction that happens because lateral bracing of a gram's worth of spoke on the flat side is worse than the same gram of spoke material on the cone side.