I'm curious, have you played T1 or T2, or is your opinion based off client-side map games like Q or HL? Yes, client-side maps mean mappers can do different things, but that doesn't mean a client map is better than server-side, hands down. There have bene plenty
of server-side maps that I'd rather play on than the boatloads of drudge that some mappers can do.
How someone wouldn't want the option
of server-side maps is beyond me.