My BFF Tina & I were browsing couches last month at IKEA, (while the kids were in Småland - YAY!) Our couches get A TON of wear, and we seem to get new ones about every 5 years. 2001, 2006... Woohoo! On top of a move, yep - it's time. :-) She was talking about getting a sectional, and I'd never actually considered one before...but the more I thought, the more perfect it sounded.
"I have a very sectional personality." ;-) I like everyone all snuggled up together in a big nest. Segregated seating feels cold & cut-off to me. When we have a couch & love seat, one is always completely unused, (except occasionally by the dog.) So why bother? Why not get a sectional, which is more space than a 3-seater couch, that we'll actually use all of, and have it be significantly cheaper than the double set?