So I'm pseudo-randomly generating a hex map using Wilderness Hexplore, and I'm using a map 25wide x 17 tall. I noticed that in the intro to the book, as well as other places around the net (e.g. welsh piper) that they use a much smaller map.
Can anyone tell me the advantages and disadvantages to making/having a small (<10 to a side) vs a large (>10 to a side) hex map? The obvious point is the amount of work involved, but I'd like to hear what else everyone has to say.