mujako & rcausgrove, it's just a shot to show the size for reference. Usually everything is spread out. I use a 36" x 18" Ripper XXL mousepad from Xtrac normally http://www.xtracpads.com/ripperXXL.htm
smiggs, it's awesome - I would highly recommend it! If you wait for it to go on sale, you can get it for over $300 less than Apple's 23" (mine was under $600 shipped!), plus it has tilt/rotate/height adjustment, 4 USB ports, an integrated card reader, DVI/VGA/Component/S-Video/Composite inputs, and a 92% color gamut (great for photos, games, etc.). It's the 2407WFP-HC model. I actually use it with an Ergotron LCD arm so that I can move it wherever I want on my desk.