You know, the "who is sitting where" story regarding the State of the Union address is a cute little distraction. Yeah, some news outlets are making too much of it, just like too many pundits are complaining too much about it. Doing so is just about as silly-political as everyone sitting based on how far to the left or right they are, and the jack-in-the-box applause line behavior that has always been evident in SOTU during my lifetime. Thus, stuff like this has always gone on.
You know what I want to see? The President reinstate the old Jeffersonian tradition of sending someone else to give the speech, in "respect of the separation of powers." That tradition lasted for quite some time, if I recall.