Kitchen table is best place to work, IMO. That's where I have mine, along with a soldering iron, spare parts, shock oil, etc.
But my wife guaranteed me that if I didnt move it by this weekend, I would 'pay for it in other areas.'
I'm thinking of just grabbing a cheap HK ESC/Motor to play with for now.. cost wise nothing even comes close, but is it worth the wait from China? hmm