I have the same LINNMON with metal legs, and honestly I’m pretty satisfied. A small desk helps me minimize clutter and forces me to organize stuff better. You’re never gonna find a better desk for $20.
It’s easy to feel that urge to maintain a huge rig with all of your game console plugged-in and ready to play. It feels bad to let that Wii sit neglected in a bin because what if you want to replay Metroid Prime 3? But I say: resist that urge!
Instead of trying to keep everything plugged-in, just keep your PC and your 1 or 2 current most-used consoles plugged in. If you want to play a different console, swap them out. Optimize your powerstrip/HDMI setup so it’s easy to swap things without having to crawl around (velcro cable ties and a desk-mounted power strip are very useful).
The other nice thing about the LINNMON is that it’s very modular, and easy to use for “IKEA hacks”. You can replace the metal legs with a shelf for more storage, or wheels for portability, or a height-adjustable trestle for comfort. You can also upgrade the table top to a HILVER for more space and nicer materials. Also consider hacking it further with extra shelves and brackets if you need more space. Here’s an example.
I think IKEA is pretty much always gonna be the best option if you want something budget-friendly, works well in a small space, and is reasonably sturdy. If you have more money to spend, then you do have some more options:
Music workstations desks look cool, and can hold lots of consoles and other stuff. I think they also tend to look much better than the average gamer/programmer “battlestation”.
If you really want something unique and interesting, consider commissioning a custom desk. Find some cool local folks, and they’ll be glad to build you an amazing desk to fit your exact needs and tastes. Even if you live off in some rural area, you can find custom furniture builders almost everywhere.