Thats a real shame :[ For a first map its a lot better than most, just scan the pages of ..::LvL
As for the layout and gameplay comments, I think they are both pretty good and enough to carry the map. I will say though, that players that can't strafe jump well will have difficulty running certain paths through the map (ie the teleporter jump and there is also a double jump to the RA via the top of an archway available as a shortcut). I've played a lot of duels on this map in the month since I released it on my humble little home LAN and we've had some great cat and mouse type duels... what can I say? Each to his own I guess.
As for waiting for the author's next map... don't hold yer breath.