just some amazing things still being thought out. Just look at these screenshots of a abandoned RPG. Just amazing. I myself am getting into RPGs atm and if any1 would like to participate, i could sure use the help. I'm aiming toward this type of stuff.
truly amazing. i found this through staredit.net. theres a competition going on for the best new concept for terrain editing on badlands tileset. And these were examples of stuff ppl are still doin. its just really really cool to see stuff like that.
Most of those pictures that he linked to are not very blocky they are very creative and could definitely be used in the creation of melee maps. The way the korean leagues are going these days the new innovative maps are what are being used to keep the games fresh and new.
Or, if you are confident in your mapping skills, you might try to join BlizzSCUMS on blizzforums.com (Starcraft Maps and Customs development). There is less activity at Blizzforums, and we from BlizzSCUMS are... not very productive at the moment (I for example have very limited time, and it's similar for out other members), but to compensate for that: The noob-ratio is not as high as it is on SEN :p
I have a huge RPG project going on, but as mentioned before, I am short of time, and probably will only make significant progress after january next year.
Blizzard could, certainly. But no better than SCMD2/SF does it. So... Blizzard will not do so. They will only (hopefully) fix hacking issues (and maybe some more comfort stuff like mouse scroll in game selection, but I doubt that), everything else is up to the community now.