Just moved into a different house and the main reason I bought it was the large basement.
After moving in I've realized that the drop ceiling has 2 issue.
1st is not enough room for some topper. Not a huge issue but I like them.
2nd is the bigger issue. The lighting issue. The way it it designed is it is split right down the middel with equal tiles down each side. So to use recessed troffer light I can't install them directly in the center and if I install the left or right of center they are too close to the games and create glare.
Removing the drop ceiling would add 6 extra inches of height and allow me to install lights dead center which won't glare on the games.
Downside to removing is aesthetics and less sound reduction upstairs.
What do you think pinside?