Well Mountainborn I can answer the first question about our caches currently active in Arkansas. Our numbers are:
Large - 1
Micro - 21
Not Chosen - 2
Regular - 18
Small - 7
I am sure that Grandkid 38 currently has the most active caches in Ark.
As far as your question about ratios, We believe there are far to many variables to have a set ratio. Such as:
How much area can you effectively cover?
How dense is the current cache population?
How many can you work into your budget?
Personally we appreciate every cache that is out there. The prettiest places we have ever seen in Arkansas we as a result of seeking caches. Who knows if the next one will be the prettiest place we have ever seen?
This weekend we did a couple of caches that took 1+ miles hike and some beside the road. We loved them all. The Ozarks were gorgeous in the spectacular fall colors this year.....poppy
May those who love us, love us. And those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if he doesn't turn their hearts may he turn their ankle so we may know them by their limp.... An Old Gaelic Blessing