I like how difficult this map would be to play, i think that it could make it quite fun to do, with so many physical challenges present. While others may not be fans of the rivers, i am not against them, i like that added quality, visually i think they currently look very nice. I like the mountain graphics also, i think that they look really chill.
However, i'm not all game for the bridges, i think there are other graphics out there that could make it much more pleasing to the eye. This one currently looks, well, like some machine took a poop in the middle of the rivers.
Personally i'm with mr. K on the issue of the country and what is included. Lets be serious, Germany has not been aorund all that long, and even after it became a country, its been trying to spread itself out to these other countries anyways, so we may as well include them. For all we know give it another 30 years and Germany could well look like this. *shrug*
Overall, i really like it, and while many may complain about the difficulty of the map to take over, and how it could be a pain, i look at it as more of a challenge to complete, and will then feel more inclined to be very hapy with my work when it is over. I mean, difficult can be fun also, and i see no reason for folks to get too frustrated, it will just take longer, and personally, i'm down with that.