This will be quite a bonus for this release. I wasn't expecting a map-maker until the next release. Thanks Stridor! No wonder you you decided to take a brak from your tutorials! If you need any help testing or anything, let me (or any of us I'm sure) know.
Yes the map maker will make all my old tutorials obsolete, but in a good way.
Imagine making a pretty good (read functional) map in about 1-2 hours as opposed to days or weeks the old way .
That is the plan.
Of course if you wanted a map with full bling (eg trenches, dead bodies, tractors, animals, wood, barrels, etc, etc) then you will still need to get your hands dirty in scenedit and place them. So there is still room for master map makers who want full attention to detail, but anyone should be able to knock up a functional rural map pretty quickly (1-2 hours perhaps less).
P.S. Still so much work to do, ATM working on autogen of forrests ...