What do you think about playing a Knight Pawn move and developing a bishop on the flank as first moves? They have less influence on the center, but are they still useful and give you an advantage? Or is it bad and gives the opponent a chance to attack?
Maybe you think it still has some control over the center, but with a far-range attack (from the bishop). Is the need to control the center so great the fianchetto is weak? Or is it in-between?
I'd like to hear your thoughts - make sure you think about the strategy! Fianchetto openings may decide to influence the center indirectly!