Wow, thanks for the very kind words! And the same back at ya - out of the cubic buttload of talented map-makers on this site, yours always catch my eye, without fail.
Hey Diamond, I was very impressed by your Dark Empire map which i think is one of the finest maps i have ever seen, and it inspired me to try some new things in my own professional work. I'm working on the next batch of Piazo Pathfinder maps right now and some of the finishes are a direct result of your influential Dark Empire style. I just wanted to thank you for doing such fantastic work, and let you know that your maps are very much admired by a fellow cartographer in the industry