I have two AM peels, one metal, one wood. Both are perfect for me. I can only recommend them.
Speaking of space constraints in the kitchen...
I have always wondered why the American kitchens are designed so small? Unless you've designed & built your own house, that is. But even when the building/house was built in the 60's, and cooking was still considered "in".
Well, at least in most places here in California. I don't know about the east Coast or the South.