I would like to eliminate my home office and replace my desktop with a media center type computer. I still need to be able to surf the internet, balance our budget, use the occasional office program etc. I was wondering if many people out there use a living room media center type system as their everday computer. How much of a pain is it to use word or excel from the couch? How far can you sit from a 30"-32" monitor and still use it? Any advice would be great.