I'm all about the folding surface.
If I don't fold the clothes the second the come out of the dryer they don't get folded at all. which means I need a work surface. I can imagine that the elevated woudl be nice, but I don't see myself really using the storage underneath and it just seems like a lot of wasted space.
Oh...and I can I participate in the pity my laundry area olympics?
Because mine looks like this...
there's framing around it now, those dangling electrical lines are cleaned up, and the HWH and utility sink are gone - but otherwise it's still in the middle of the construction area and typically has a bunch of tools, rags and assorted other construction materials on top of it and there is always saw dust or drywall dust or some nails or who knows what else all over the floor.
And MH wonders why he never has any clean socks these days.