I don't like the big map either. half the time it looks like quests are in the middle of the ocean and I can't figure out where to go. The names of the Aetherite jump points don't seem to make any sense to me either.
Exactly. I wish it was more straightforward. If you click to view a quest location, instead of seeing where it is on the map, you get a green check mark outside of a box with a picture of the zone.
If you click that, it'll switch to a map of the zone with the quest location marked for you. It's just letting you know that it's in a different zone than you are.
What I dislike about the map is how the quest markers on the minimap point you toward the quest markers on the large map. What I mean by that is that if I have a quest in another zone, then the large map will indicate that by having the quest marker next to the line of zone text, telling me it's in that zone. The minimap points to the same physical place, but it's too small to have the text, so it looks like it's something I can actually reach in the zone I'm in. It was really confusing before I figured out that's what it was doing.
I also wouldn't mind making the minimap a little bigger, or maybe remove some of the clutter around it (I don't really need to know where the sun is, thanks).