Well, since he clarified his statement, I now think what he is trying to say is that he would rather have a page (or two) with folders than having to hunt down an app from among the 11 pages and I get that. I just started my 5th page of apps (thank goodness mostly with free stuff!) and folders will make things more convenient I will admit.
Actually, purging some of the free and 99¢ apps that I don't really use would help a lot!
I have three folders. Tools, Games, Productivity. Other than that, apps are dispersed randomly or in places that I can remember by location.