I'm in college, so i could see how the room would be benefitial, and also being a little smaller to be able to bring it home more easily, but i'm not worried about that because i'm a pretty good guy. the features like ease of installation are better on a full tower? and it gives you better opportunity to upgrade? and what about the possibility of not long enough cables on your psu? i'm getting a modular one, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/v11t , but i have also heard that you can get an extension cable if needed.
I'm most likely going to be heading down to pick up my cpu and my motherboard tomorrow at micro center, is there any way i could take a look at them and get a feel for which i think is better suited for me? its really hard to imagine how big and bulky something is going to feel. (while on the other hand, i know exactly what 50 pounds feels like).