Ours is more or less "my" space - fill out the log, do a crossword, kick back in the morning with my coffee as does bubb2 above....
In the 'chart table' we store many items that are commonly and quickly required - easy and convenient access. It also has considerable storage under the seat, in hull cubbies and in a cabinet..
On your Oday that would be a might tight breakfast nook!
So no, don't hate it and not sure what I'd put in that space anyway
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)