My wife and I have looked at many houses over the last couple years (though have yet to actually buy anything) and I have also reviewed hundreds of new house plans in my job. One thing that also strikes me about housing hunting/new house construction is the sizes of bedrooms.
Personally, when I see new houses with master suites of 400+ square feet, I think about what a giant waste of space. Especially, when the closets and baths are easily the size of an additional bedroom. Alternately, I am sometimes surprised when people say that some old(er) houses have "such small bedroom sizes".
My opinion is that having a master suite is great, but one hardly ever needs, for example, a 20'x18' bedroom with a 15'x15' closet and a 10'x14' bathroom (with separate shower and jacuzzi tub - does any one ever use the jacuzzi tub?).
I don't see the purpose in wasting so much building space on the private side of a house when you could easily add more bedrooms, and I would rather allocate the space to the public realm of the house. Or simply build less house, which is more to my liking.
Basically, I usually ask this one simple question - "Do you actually 'live' in your bedroom?"
So, after all that - what is the opinion of the rest of Cyburbia?