We were told the same thing about the rear kitchen taking a beating too, but I think it comes down to personal preference. All rigs have pros and cons. i.e. price, weight, layout, length and list goes on and on. Have fun zeroing in on the one that is best for you and don't be rushed. Any salesman who says the price is only good for 24 hours is full of it. Wait until you find the one that is as near perfect as you can get and go for it.
2013 Surveyor SVF 293
2013 Ford SD F250 4x4 SC; 6.2 EFI V8
Reese 18K Elite w/slider - Ada, Michigan