We've been living in our 3400RL since May 28. I am so glad that I have the extra space that the L-shaped counter offers. I use the corner area for fresh fruit, paper towels,etc. The other counter spaces have been more than sufficient for all food preparation, including rolling out pie crust.
We also have the double fridge and the only time I have had to use an additional cooler was to hold the case of beverages for a get together.
The only thing I would NOT require again is the gas oven. I used it a lot in the beginning until I was ready to bake something and could not get the pilot light lit. I was forced to read the manual and use the convection oven. I have not used the gas oven since! The microwave/convection combo is the way to go!!