You guys need a suggestion subforum btw :)
Where be that wonderful set of options? Flagship on/off and pirates on/off would make a whole lot of people happy. Then there's the random map generator, what happened to our #stars and planets gig? The small, medium and large type thing is rather limited by comparison. I haven't played with creating custom ones with the map designer yet, which looks wonderful, but for just popping out a random map, the setup is severely inferior to the beta2 version.