yes, i too was upset by the maps in the book. the first time i laid eyes on the original module i just went crazy. those maps are probably the best anyone had done in a module up to that point. when it came time to see the book, i just assumed they were in there, but all we got instead was a bunch of stupid encounter maps and little else.
and about the newest book, can someone tell me why every room in castle ravenloft suddenly needs and encounter? the great thing about the original was the lack of encounters, and the dread of waiting for Mr. Strahd to show up when you were in the middle of something. now, almost 90% of the rooms have encounters, and most of them are arbitrary slug fests that have nothing to do with the adventure or the story at all.
sorry, i'll stop venting now.