CMidd - 8:08 am on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
25,000 maps a day and only 2,500 Style Map. A lot of webmaster are going to feel this pinch.
the old Freemium, brand Me to free, then charge you later hustle.
Now I'm i make nice money from my site, i try my best to avoid free service that promise the world. there is always a catch coming. I try to bring as many things as possible in house.
simple solution, cache maps image "available in api", then use the image instead of an interactive map "provide a link to the interactive map is the user needs it". Use an image map or some jquery for Placemarks.