I don't know that I would ever buy a round table only because they don't seem to fit as many people as a rectangular table. Yes, I have a practical side. It's very small, but it still exists. (Plus, I have big dreams of big dinner parties--remember the whole upholstered seating situation, the one with my RH table and pizza?) BUT, practical or not, I love them. Something about them is so glamorous and chic. In fact, I think I just talked myself into a round table--maybe in the basement as a game table. Perfect. See how practical I am?