Im sorry...maybe i wasn't clear. I make NY style. But Ive seen Neo pies being done. The peels paddle is right there, right next to the skin. Making it on the peel would entail moving it 6 inches onto the long peel and decorating. Like I said before...i think this is simply a tradition. Dave mentioned the last stretch Neo pizzaiolos use to pull the pizza on the peel........I guess thats a benefit of doing it that way, but a pizza could be stretched to EXACTLY where you want it....RIGHT ON THE PEEL.
I understand that NY style is larger, garnished with heavier toppings, so moving THAT pie would be a drag. No so with Neapolitan pies. But, in my eyes, it would still be easier, after a period of getting used to it, to decorate on the peel, even for Neo's. But they seem comfortable doing it the way they have for centuries......i just thought that there was an obvious reason for doing that way, a reason I hadn't thought of.............hard to argue with success.