Subtlety has its uses.
Quotes to consider:
“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood” – Unknown
“Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.” – Oliver Goldsmith