Stemside slurs - more a question than a critique
In BRM Music's very nice score of Sousa's "Lamb's March" at https://musescore.org/en/node/333809, I saw two slurs which didn't look as I would have liked them to look - see the attachments "StemsideSlur1.jpg" (from the score) and "StemsideSlur2.jpg" (my opinion). To learn a little more (I'm an absolute MuseScore newbie: started just yesterday), I tried out a few examples from "Behind Bars", on pages 111 and 109 - see the attached score (which I "stretched" to have about Gould's note distances). The p.111 examples come out exactly as in BB; the p.109 example, however, is quite different and, IMHO, "not so nice": The end of the slur is too far away from the last note; and the slur is too near to the second note (c). I added a manually adjusted version that is nearer to BB, and what I'd like.
Now, I know that slur placement and form (anchors, and "flatness") is (a) hard, (b) subjective. So I won't criticize MS here (there was some discussion at https://musescore.org/en/node/316975) - but rather just ask: What is the reason for MS's "deep(er)" slurs in the "Lamb's March" and p.109 examples? And is there some global configuration that would nudge MS towards making them "flatter [and somewhat more horizontal?], in general"?