oh no not at all, the cabinets are much fursther back in teh SS. I though the same thing when i had my 5 wide, always wondered why the shadows had a slightly lower ceiling. Its not noticable at all. Very roomy inside. And i feel your pain with the shelf and shins lol. Im 6'3" and can not touch bottom, plus its got a head board that could be removed if really needed.