Take a look at this castle scene by Pedro Ivo Polo. There's no never-seen-before building technique, amazing part usage, or really anything groundbreaking. It's just a great little fantasy MOC. A little stone-walled outpost, a path, a twisting tree, some grass, a horse, and a few minifigs, all presented simply and neatly.
I think sometimes- and not just in LEGO- we ignore the simple (yet still nice) things in favor of more outlandish ones. This MOC is a reminder that good things come not only in small packages, but simple ones as well.