In most group bussing situations, the data being bussed to dynamics and/or EQ is usually staged (i.e.: Source > Buss > Compressor > EQ > Buss Return or Channel), right?

What, if any, effect would bussing the signal to different busses (i.e.: Source > Buss 1: Compressor and Buss 2: EQ > Buss Return or Channel)have. Do you gain any more "blending/sonic advantage" or is it "6 on one hand and half a dozen on the other"