If I have to justify this further (I don't, do I?) I can tell myself that this is a great extra table for the kids for big family meals or even for a party. It is pretty enough to use for any occasion.
Also, DH and I are looking to downsize sometime in the next couple of years and this will be a great all purpose table for when we need to save space. We can do jigsaw puzzles on it or play cards on it in addition to using it for an extra dining table.
Score! I love it!