If only our volume builders provided these information, the build process would be so much more enjoyable don't you think?
I think a lot of the time it's just us as customers not asking the question. I didn't know what a raked ceiling was but it's not something that would appeal to me anyway, likewise a feature ceiling like the one in the picture. Same with a lot of the other stuff.
I think this forum is great and it's given me a lot of information which has definitely helped, but I'm pretty confident that I could have gotten most of it from Porter Davis or other builders if I had asked. Looking at it from their point of view, they're selling me a house not teaching me a course on buying a house.