Dunno about Kuro/Sham but it sure is poor. :p
Some early map(s) were binary(?) hacks though, not sure which.
ORL: "Average" would be simply "the middle". Not great, not bad, somewhere in between. The spmaps graph shows how it should be like, most maps are average.
x-axis is the rating, y-axis the amount of maps.
Something is wrong about those mods though, you guys spent too much effort polishing them, heh.
metl: I don't like Databases. My plan are plain XML files rendered with XSLT, might handy and surely will be "fun" (a lot of work).
Thanks Mikko and spy, will fix.