Do you look at that mostly unused space and think that it's a tradition based on times of old ( pencil and paper)? Or do you adheer tightly to the tried and true reasoning that you need a place to chart, plot, communicate, store charts, etc.
If you did away with the nav station would you replace or change it into:
A game station for the teens,
An entertainment station?
Make it a real nav station with charts, plotting tools, etc?
A wine and cheese bar with fridge underneath, hanging glass rack above, wine rack on the side, (I like this one!)
A beer miester type of station (sure to be a hit at the anchorages)
Explain why you need the nav station even though you have a $$$$ plotter right at the helm? we know you have to have charts for the CG if they board your boat.
Explain to the spouse, that you can't really use the nav station because it's now part of his or her Galley or living quarters so you really need that $$$$ plotter at the helm?
Assure the OP that she's really lost her mind!
ps; if you haven't guessed, this is not deeply serious thread!