Welcome to the Mainship club.
We really like our 2008 34 HT so its identical except no bridge. The single is a pleasure to work on as there is plenty of room. I've had 3 large guys in the ER when they were helping (really doing and teaching me how to) adjust valves.
If you haven't yet, take a look at my Bacchus website. Lots of info, links and write up of many projects I've done on ours. I found it necessary to make some mods, additions etc to maximize storage. From the factory left several areas that were hard to utilize efficiently without mods.
I didn't like many of the things that MS did electrically and have made some mods in batty uses and the charging arrangements.
Re comfort living aboard... we find the 6-4-2 rule... 6 for cocktails, 4 for dinner and 2 for overnight... works well on our 34HT. We skipped a season slip in the NE and cruised from start of June to Mid Aug and it worked very well for us. Longest previous cruises were usually in the 4-5 week range. We did have a dingy and mixed things up as far as stays... some marinas, many lock walls & town walls, with anchorages thrown in when in desirable areas and Wx cooperated. Links for full 2019 cruise planning and daily track & log are also available on the website.
Let me know if you have specific questions.
2008 MS 34 HT Trawler