There have been a few threads on reducing the size and scope of a layout. I respect people's choices and how they want to do the hobby and if that works for them then so be it. For me however I do not understand the less is more thought. I have made lifestyle choices and worked diligently to achieve what I have. I have not achieved all that I had hoped but the railway is fulfilling. I realize that it will not be "finished" but we operate it and it works which is a main focus. I think if I had to downsize I would not build another layout.
As the photo depicts if less is more then isn't an empty closet the ultimate railway?