Someone mentioned something funny the other day.
We were talking about home pool tables, and how people usually practice on them at first, and then they pretty soon become a spot to put your laundry.
One of the players said, "It's kind of like getting a hot tub. You are all excited at first and use it in the beginning, then you never get in it again until friends come over."
But, spot on!
The few people I have heard that actually practice on their home table regularly are really not in the norm at all. And they should pat themselves on the back for using it as was intended, instead of an expensive laundry basket like most. :)