Mid Teir for Affiliate, (x), Partner
Have a mid tier, the requirements to join partner are very high but lock sooo many features and sub badges with that i suggest a middle tier witch could have a minimum followers of 100, viewer average of 12-20 or smthn along those lines and give those people the ability to squad stream & unlock more emotes without being a partner.
I agree, I feel like not having a middle-step hinders perfectly entertaining streams from achieving Affiliate.
I say a higher average viewer/follower requirement than what you listed. However, ultimately I feel like this would just make getting to Partner more tedious than it already is.
The ability for squad stream, a couple more emotes, and a single team would be nice.