X-Decor : 37 nodes. 42 KB. (-> is that so big ?)
Home Decor : 481 nodes. 4.8 MB.
Feels more than that on the screenshot. Admittedly, it's a huge reduction in size.
For a start, the good old 3dforniture did have its merits, even on its own.
Whether some nodes have too much nodeboxes, or the nodes are too specialized.
The more the shape is simple, the more the versatility is increased. This is even true IRL ;)
Yes, that's true. However, those stairs and tables are pretty useful. They can seldom be used for anything else, but at least there are some basic furniture nodes without getting too detailed.
There are already 4 types of door in [minetest_game]. Kitchen furniture is also specialized and belongs to a particular modern period (and Minetest is atemporal).
Can't have enough doors! Those found in the base game are not particulary nice. The ones in homedecor can be used to improve the style of a house greatly. And, other than a lot of other furniture items, doors belong to a building more directly than mere furniture.
If you start adding specialized items, it calls for more specialized items and the bloating begins...
Hm, yes. there is a certain charme to just stick to the basic blocks. Many impressive buildings where constructed just with MC classic blocks - and those didn't even have doors! Yet it's also good to have diffrent block types available and thus to be able to build in asmaller scale. Many blocks - even from homedecor - can be used in diffrent ways. The sink, oven and refrigerator are quite specific, but the general kitchen cabinet can serve as "this is some furniture for storage" in a lot of diffrent situations. Some of the fences from homedecor are used in creative ways for other purposes as well. And don't forget the transparent table top! It's very useful in situations where you havn't got any suitable glass slabs at hand.
My Work Table has a simpler API than moreblocks and there's just a basic range of shapes that allows to make everything, without redundance.
Does it have those nice stair blocks? I think those are a gain to the game - even though they can mostly be used as stairs only.
And don't worry. It's unlikely that two people will ever agree entirely on a set of nodes from homedecor that are the most useful ones. Each node has its place - and also a reduced set, as the high amount of nodes became a bit unhandy and too detailed. Still, sometimes that's exactly what's wanted.