but guys! are you really going to play this map with 4 players?
That is down to the stupid MoTW autogame system, the feature of having the number of players in a MoTW determined by the map size has been requested a lot (I myself even posted it on the uservoice once), but fizzer, as everyone knows, just doesn't listen. It might get added at some point.
Until then, you are right, the autogames would be better with smaller maps. But autogames aren't neccecerely the main aspect of MoTW, its about the glory and reward in putting effort into a map, thus spurring the mapping community on to make better maps. Smaller maps will take considerably less effort (unless they have more artwork, although few MoTWs have had much artwork). It is of course debatable whether we really need more maps, but thats going too deep into the debate.
If you want to vote for my uservoice post, go here https://warlight.uservoice.com/forums/77051-warlight-features/suggestions/7570524-relevant-map-of-the-week-auto-games
There may be a more popular post with the same request, so if you can find one vote for that instead.
Edited 9/1/2015 21:12:05