You are right about company and entertaining which is one of the reasons we liked this floor plan. Several of our friends and us spend the last trip of the season together in one of our State Parks and I wanted room for us guys to part take in a few friendly card games.
As far as reaching the kitchen area with the slides in it is really not that bad. There is a large entry hall from which you can easily reach the fridge, or if you wanted too, use the stove top, microwave, or kitchen sink by reaching over the center countertop. The restroom and bedroom are fully accessible. You can also simply hop over the countertop into the center of the TT. and walk right into either slide while they are in. With just the dinning slide out (RS) the TT is fully usable other than the gas oven. You can also access every storage compartment with the exception of the ones on the sides of the entertainment area while the slides are in. This is our third TT and as you may get the idea I really liked this floor plan and did quite a bit of research before picking this one.
PS. there is still room for the times that our grown children or grand children bless us with their presence.