"If the hierarchal construct were established like folders/subfolders in MS Windows or like categories/sub categories in FTM Media or like categories/subcategories in Picasa and the user was able to choose the structure and naming of the folder/subfolders or categories/sub categories that they desired then this entire scheme would work and you would be able to construct any flat view and the corresponding hierarchical view to suit your own needs/desires"
Yes, I wish we had control over the hierarchy and that it wasn't constrained by the PNA over which we have no control. Self-defined hierarchies would also be one step closer to compliance with an old GEDCOM concept that has a lot of merit.
Media subcategories in FTM? Wishful thinking on your part? It's a feature worth wishing for, though I think a better implementation would be hierarchical tags that could be written as metadata to supporting media by FTM.
"In individual cases a subfolder/subcategory could be a “Township/Range” or a County or a Political Jurisdiction, or Cemeteries in a “town”, or Cemeteries in a “county”, etc, etc"
Geographical distinctions that differ from political and ecclesiastical jurisdictions are rarely meaningful. In fact, the only time I could think of using a geographical township (i.e., Township/Range) would be in reference to the location of a homestead or for unnamed townships with no political authority, but those are for historical places. Other than these cases, I think the only thing required on the geographical front would be GPS coordinates.