We loved our 1007 for that stage in out lives; it provided many years of great memories, and was the perfect layout for family camping. However, we borrowed a friend's camper a couple of times before we bought and that really helped us define what we wanted in floorplan and features.
The new (to us) HTT I think will be a great fit for DW and I now that the kids don't come along as much; both are college age and starting lives of their own. But there are still bunks for them if they join us. It is very compact but full featured (more features than we really want) and well within the towing capacity of our TV. It is, I am sure, the right rig for us at this stage in our camping lives. Of course our camping lives started with bed rolls under a lightweight tent, so it is a long evolution.
But retirement beckons in another 10ish years. By then the TV will probably have evolved to a half or 3/4 ton PU and a smaller 5th will be in the works. Planning for many months of happy travels.
2011 Jayco X19H (purchased 2015)
2008 Jayco 1007 PUP (purchased new, traded for the X19)
2012 Chev Traverse LT with TP