NicelyRoo your post could not have been more appropriate. In the final hours we have decided to get the DK and it was almost entirely for the same reasons you pointed out. I certainly like the tv placement better in the BD and of course a bigger slide is very attractive as it is free extra floor space! I went back and forth a million times but at the end of the day I agree with your point...I really love the open feel that bunk gives you with no wall blocking it. It feels like a much larger camper. I also know from our last camper that I never, ever felt like I had enough flat surfaces to place things. That extra deep counter space was really important to me and the DK has a lot more of it.
Of course I also started thinking about how many camping accessories I could buy with the 1k saved in price!
I really appreciated everyone's feedback. Both floorplans are awesome, as are the other Roo models. I think the DK gets us most of our "wants", with the least length and weight and I feel really good about it. Ordering tomorrow morning!