All right. I finally have a desk worthy of taking pictures of. My previous one was my wife's which we just recently replaced in order to clean up the living space of our apartment.
It's an Office Depot getup, the Christopher Lowell collection, which we picked up for less than half of the actual price.
As you can see it has a lit upper section.
The desk area locks in and out, which allows for you to pull out the keyboard tray for quick about-to-run-out-the-door access.
It has the mentioned pull out workspace which was a must for all the paperwork I have. It's sweet to have the KB and workspace areas separate. My iBook (and any future Mac notebooks for that matter) fits perfectly between the desk space and the monitor cabinet.
Pull out tray for my all-in-one printer, allows for easy access to the scanning bed, and there was room for paper shredder next to it. :-)
This gives you a sense of how much space there is to use on the pull out desk area. Perfect for my needs and even more room if I don't need the iBook.