Once upon a time there were two designers. They worked in a big design agency with lots of account handlers.
After really good work became really mediocre work, once too often, they decided to work out what was going wrong. It didn’t take long to come up with the answer. The account handlers who were supposed to make life easier for the designers and clients, were making it more difficult.
At this point the two designers realised that ‘less is more’. The fewer people involved the better the work. So they left the big agency and set up a small agency. Without account handlers. Before long the really good work stayed really good work. Which made the designers and the clients very happy.
The moral of the story? Less people means more happiness.