All in good time, j-rotten. The map just went live this morning, and I won't even get back home where I can work on Photoshop for another 4 hours. Then, I will do all that I can this evening to improve the map, and I've already fixed everything that's been addressed in the .xml file.
aladriel, I assume you're looking at the smaller map, which for whatever reason came out much darker when i resized it. It's been addressed that the smaller version should be larger, so maybe a larger image will solve the problem... but of course this also means another 3 hours of work on the xml file, which may not get done until some time this weekend. anyhow, that's where it's at, so you guys don't feel like i'm abandoning you.