To me there is no prestige in owning a shop on commercial property. It is a question of need verse want. I go to my customers. So having a business location is not needed to deal with the customers. Even though where I live there are still some farms it is considered suburban residential for most areas. The business zoned areas are expensive to buy land and many zoning laws can restrict what you can build. Rich people bought a home next to a farm. Only get pissed off that the farmer tore down the old wood barn and put up an ugly new metal barn. How dare that farmer ruin the view from the rich guy's house. The rich are pushing for zoning changes to prevent any more metal barns going up. I know most parts of the country when you leave downtown you are in rural areas pretty fast. So it is easy to get property close to the areas that you service. Making having a commercial shop easier. It would be nice to have an office where I can leave my paper work on my desk and not have my wife wanting me to take my books off of the dining room table. Nice to have a shop with heat, lift, garage door on both ends to drive through, long enough to leave the trailer hooked up over night, store a plow in side all year, put on and take off the plow indoors. Nice to afford.