Yeah I have played it many tines but got burned . Had to vent. Would be nice to put a side note in there or something. But I understand. I still consider it one if my favorites. as I remember when it was new. Lol
One thing I noticed with the FAR EAST map was it doesn't specifically tell you which bonus area its referring to when it says "SIAM 4" - the mapmaker just made the rash assumption that people knew their geography.
The Asia (or Far East) map is one of the first map of CC. I know there're some unclear things on that map, but we must live with it as it is now. I think that for lackattack - the webmaster - this map is like the Number One for Scrooge McDuck. It's just a coin, but it is the first coin Scrooge gained for his work. I'd like to imagine Lack, in front of his computer, looking at the map and, with a big turtle smile on his face, remember where all this great and special CC thing has started.
What I'd suggest is to look at this map in the same way I do it: I like to see it as the visible evidence of the importance of the foundry process and how this process has brought us to the creation of better and more friendly maps, day after day. On the long term, we can understand how important is the time, the dedication, the efforts and the attention to details that our Dear Mapmakers put in their projects and it also explains why sometimes the CAs must play the bad guy role "pissing" people on details that would seem unnecessary.