Thanks for the insights fellas.
I think the main points are that it's mostly a preference based thing but could also help/hurt code readability depending on the situation. I will say, after programming this way for about a month (method B in the image above), I do find that I have less wires overlapping the error cluster wire especially when LabVIEW class wires are thrown into the mix. The nodes that live in between the class wire and error wire much more accessible when the error wire comes out of the bottom of the VI. I think my visual preference is to prevent overlapping wires whenever possible...
Different strokes I guess.