I just created a spreadsheet that lists every top-level name in the stdlib. How many rows do you think there are?
Give up? 272 entries. Out of those there are only 11 packages. That is a ton of code to maintain by only 42 people who have committed on Python in the past year.
Now granted, this is culled from the module index and thus includes __future__ and __main__, but still! That number is huge! I really hope we can trim the fat off the stdlib and stick stuff into reasonable packages.