A couple of thoughts.
Looked at the 25.3 at the Houston RV show. Yes, the bed has to be folded when the slide is in. However, one still can make a pretty nice “day-bed” room with the slide in and the bed folded, as one can with the 25.2.
Looking at the TV from the dinette requires looking “sideways” for some folks. We prefer the 25.2 layout. “different strokes etc.”