oaktown wrote:I'm beginning to hate the way this map looks... is it just me?
I wasn't going to comment yet until I had a clearer idea about the freeways. I'm a little unsure as well.
But since you brought up graphics...
I'm not loving the mountains. I think it's because they are so brown. The color clashes with the light coloring of the rest of the map. Some foliage would greatly help out. Actually some more detail is various places would definitely improve the look. You've already done a great job with some of the landmarks. In fact, the landmarks, and the street grid, and the colors are pretty awesome. But the water, the mountains, and the font in the legend probably need something.
I'll comment on the freeways at a later date.