I would throw Stormfront and Snow Map (is it whiteout? they name them all something weather oriented) in the large category as well. I really don't mind the larger maps. It lets you sit back and watch enemy movements (assuming they are moving). We don't really need 4 strikezones, 7 warhawks and a stonehaven. Maps are fine.
If you don't like the larger maps for certain game modes don't play them. I happen to like the larger maps for KC and the other game modes. I think they are great as they provide some variety from game to game in the same game mode.
Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they should be made smaller. I wish we could do a poll on here to get a sense of what the general community thinks.
I've been running around every map, including the so called 'large' maps with the MTar, and been very successful too. It's not the maps, weapons or perks you're given, it's how you use them that counts. I'm not a natural run and gun type but I have proved to myself it can be done on any map in ghosts. If you can't do it then it's not the game that's the problem.