Yeah, it's not easy for me to do map designs (just look at the Hakurei Shrine, which is like, in the intro video of the entire thing.....it's horrendous. I might have to redo that entire interior of that cuz I'm not happy with how it looks atm....doesn't feel like a shrine at all >_< ).
As far as story goes, it's hard to make things interesting all the time for me. I can only do so much with what I'm working with. Besides which, it's still a beta in progress, and when I release the demo, before I move on any further with the game, I'm hoping to get some massive feedback on it so I can improve the earlier parts of the game (basically the entire demo), including dialogue. And yes, I do have some issues with some parts of the maker, such as trying to get a specific attack going off every 3 turns (this was in the Kirisame Household event btw....Marisa doesn't like to Master Spark every 3 turns apparently like she should >_< ).
Unless you're referring to the map of the Kirisame Household itself...then I can understand what you're getting at. I am using limited resources and am not sure what I want to do for a house that's SUPPOSED to be "tore up", as Aya put it in the video. The same problem I'm having with the Hakurei Shrine as well (both inside and outside), and I think even the Human Village, though I think that the Forest of Magic area is the best looking area in the game so far ^^;;
And as for World Map.....yeeeah....I was trying to go with the Touhou layout of things, but that's really hard when you don't know where stuff is supposed to be at....that, and I didn't resize the world map when I did it....it was the default size that is starts on....I think I didn't resize it as well since, well.....Gensokyo isn't supposed to be that big either. I think it's just a region and not a huge area so.....yeah.....^^;;
Also added in about 1/4 of the story so far (expect spoilers....this is pretty much the script of the story that you'll be reading, and what I'm using to help go with the story, though it's not set in stone, as you'll see the Kirisame Household event in the script is different than the one in the video, as I wanted to get Hope more involved in the story somehow).