I agree, too! I've been cruising since 1982 and as much as I love it, I really don't care for the "bigger is better" theory!
I'm so thrilled Princess is adding another R class ship, which will be in the Med for 2007. I think it will be great to be on a ship that has 700 instead of thousands of passengers! :-)
There still is a market for small to medium ships, I think.