I believe the same with wanting more room under the awning. That's why we only wanted 2 slides driver side. Also, re-reading your comment said 9 days boondocking. So, rest of the time spent in campgrounds? Are you fulltiming? How many in family? Any pets to deal with?
We traveled the country and having patios are most times restricting due to space on campsites. We have not seen many patio type rigs in use anywhere we travel. However, every time I get set up, someone walks by and asks if mine has a patio. The marketing and sales promoting these options is flooding peoples minds. Just identify how you want to use the rig and then qualify and quantify a decision to buy.
Our Newmar X-Aire has some custom interior appointments so the garage area is usable for living.
If interested you can see some pics on this forum in the classified area. Just search Newmar X-Aire.
I believe this forum is a great resource for information. Always ask for support. Good Luck