"Why are you cutting a table with a chainsaw...?"
It's the same situation here - we've got Olivia's need for the perfect family, Buck settling into town, and Penny and Wooton's relationship, and those have only been active since they were interwoven within the TTB mini-saga, which was only one album ago, and personally, I rather enjoy listening to these arcs find their conclusion. However, since it's my understanding that Album 59 was basically meant to cover the aftermath from TTB (and spoilers from the episodes seem to confirm that), I think that means that the bulk of the story arcs are going to be resolved here.
Ehh, personal preference, but I liked the more sprawling feel of the larger casts of the previous two eras. I like the idea of a highly-populated town where you still feel like you have a place; it reminds me of my high school and university. I'm more of an extrovert, so I like to have a lot of people around me; I get bored if I'm by myself for too long. But again, that's just me; I definitely understand liking a cozier atmosphere.Pound Foolish wrote:Even though Odyssey has grown as a town, it makes the show feel smaller and more cozy. You belong here, you know everyone.