I mean, it's not just subdivisions, it's the colours and backstory. There's a concrete reason Germany is god. There's a spray of colours that show crown colonies and puppets. I wanna know why shit is happening, and you are pretty good at explaining things well- hell, you made a Disney TL successful. A map needs a writeup, and the more boring the map, the higher effort the writeup must be.I think what separates an interesting map featuring massive nations and a boring map full of space-filling empires is subdivisions. I don't mean to toot my own horn here or whatever, but my German Empire-wank I just posted has a lot of internal borders in it. That's because without them, I would have just painted half the surface of the Earth silver and called it a day. With subdivisions, a map goes from acceptable to excellent, as long as the added lines make physical/political/ethnolinguistical sense.
Posting a map where you colored Asia red and drew internal borders where the national borders had been is just lazy.
Quality over quantity, @Karlmarx900.