We have a 2012 Starcraft 207rb. Pretty much the same layout as the 229 but with two beds. We loved the conversation area. We call it the "family room". We are very pleased with our Starcraft. I bought a hanging shelf from Camping World. It has three shelves and fit the width of the wardrobe under the tv really well. Otherwise, I just hung a couple command strip hooks. We are very happy with it.
We currently have the 2012 starcraft 207rb. We love it but see ourselves moving to a triple bed. We have compared the two brands often. We like the space of the slide but it does not outweigh the cons. The Rockwood 233s puts the TV over the sink so there is no cupboard space above the sink. I also do not believe there is a single drawer in the camper. The starcraft has tons of storage, a lot more counter space and two wardrobes. So, yes the space is nice, but I would rather have my gear put away and organized. We would choose the Starcraft 229 if we upgraded right now. My only downfall is the bench couch and maybe no slide. Just thinks I have noticed. Good luck.