I don't know how one defines McMansion exactly but it seems our neighborhood does not seem to qualify. No home looks the same and most are quite different. Even those with a similar floor plan have very different facades. We also have lots from a half acre to a full acre. Most homes here have craftsman details, the better neighborhoods are very custom. I also have not seen pressed wood chips. Most here are brick on 2x6 frames and some are "cemplank." I will make the observation that when my neighbors have had kids, the extra room from a large house really gets used. Most of the houses in the Atlanta suburbs are 5 bedroom and 3-4 bath. We will add an additional 2 bedrooms and a bath when we finish the basement some day. Probably a small kitchenette as well. As an avid audiophile I really like having a separate listening room. I need the space for all of my music collection. I also like having a big garage since I enjoy detailing cars for fun and exercise. I also enjoy doing yard work as odd as that seems. We improve the landscaping every year and the bermuda is getting greener with the fertilizer we use. The suburban lifestyle is not for everyone but I really like it.