Craig, Yes we have to make compromises. I have thinking about pointy corners myself. Rounded layout edges look great, but I am of the thinking I may just just chop corners making a couple angles instead.
Yes, at our age and adding the costs, I am with you in building a layout in the space we have available and make the necessary compromises. As we have been starting to empty my parents' house of which I was the 4th generation of Boyces to grow up there, I realize time will go quickly, and our daughters will have to be doing something with our stuff.