I agree with you 100%. I too tried the RCI megaships, (Mariner Of The Seas), and agree that it was too big, and too crowded, and not my cup of tea. I prefer the Spirit class ships overall, with Conquest class a close second. I will also try the new "Dream", but I'll be surprised if I prefer it over the smaller, more intimate ships. The only "BIG" ships that I've really liked are the Princess ships. They seem to know how to handle the large number of passengers aboard.