Some related issues I feel that I wind up dealing w/ are: wanting to use the computer for several purposes (aimless fiddling in max, photo/design work, ableton recording/play, itunes), a task-dependent desire for either the gear or the computer to be centrally located between the monitors, and feeling like i’m in the best creative headspace when nothing feels crowded or cluttered (obviously really subjective)
I’d guess that every workspace is going to be a compromise at some level and it’s mostly choosing which compromises are most important to the user. I also feel that a thing I’ve realized about myself specifically as I caught the modular bug, is the degree to which I enjoy the planning and scheming. It definitely scratches another itch that I find satisfying, but ultimately one needs to land on something, and while you can keep planning and planning, having your things set up is more valuable than being mildly frustrated by some quirk or other that your setup presents.
With that said I landed on my current setup because it felt like if i moved the computer where the modular is I would feel more cramped working in that corner. The modular wound up fitting there nicely, the only catch is being really off center in the monitors (it’s very close to the right and a good distance to the left), but so far that’s bugged me less than I’d assumed.
Computer-wise, i’ve actually had more issues w/ my wired wacom (on mac sierra but not previously ) than any of the bluetooth. And I really like the deskspace which the imac leaves available (while i know a laptop is movable, it always felt like it was hard to get it in the space i actually wanted it). And I enjoy how easily you can stash the keyboard/mouse and have an almost empty desk surface available for drawing or writing or music toys.
@dnealelo @papernoise cats definitely find a way. While I didn’t intend the cat to fill this space it works out nicely as she is the needy type who is want to be in your approximate eyeline or close proximity and leaving her a space to chill actually winds up being pretty important to her cooling out which allows me to be more focused. She finds the cords entertaining, but is lazy enough to not fuck w/ anything important