The bowfronts distort the view a lot.. almost to the point of being annoying. I hated looking through that glass when I had mine.
I'm a huge fan of long tanks, I have a 20 gallon long right now. I started with a 36 bow front, went to a 75 gallon south american cichlid tank, did the whole expensive pleco thing.. then converted it to a saltwater tank. Focused on primarily aggressive salt water fish, then sold everything and bought the 20 gallon long.. made that a coral tank with a pair of black and white clowns, got sick of that. Traded the clowns in on a sweet black frogfish. When he died, my heart broke and I swore off fish forever. Sold all of my saltwater stuff to prevent me from wasting all my money of expensive fish and corals again... then started my planted fresh water tank. I have a breeding pair of killifish in there now and a sweet tiger pleco. I was just at the fish store buying plants/snails/schooling fish yesterday to restock.
Nope. Not addicted at all.