Plenty of people downsize. I came from a 31 foot class A to a pop up to a hybrid.
One of the appeals of the hybrid was the canvas bed area. It just 'feels' more like camping to me. Call it a connection to the outdoors or whatever, but I just like it. I have slept in the bunk end bed in some rather wicked rainfall without an issue, though lightning can get interesting as the canvas lets quite a bit of light in.
Don't let the leak thing scare you. Some have leaks. Most do not. I have not had a single issue with them. Those with leaks tend to be very vocal about them (rightly so...) but many without leaks never seem to post, "I'm Good".
Here's a link to a poll I created once upon a time. You will see that less that about 2/3rds of the respondents either had a no leaks, or a minor one that corrected itself.
Bunk Leaks. Do you have them?