Etzer, long time no talk old friend. Anyway, can I ask you a favor? Can I used your former sig, uhmm whats that again? "Even though I have low rep, I enjoy here in the Hive." Can't really remember the exact words though, could please tell what it is, imma gonna use it as my sig.
EDIT: On the second thought, nevermind. I dug up some old messages and conversation between us and found out what exactly that sig meant. Anyway, just saying hi!
Don't worry, shit like that always happens, especially to the new ones in the game. I also vouch for the fact that the tutorial must be remade. But at least there is a tutorial in EVE, in the game X³: Reunion you are just dumped in the game and have absolutely no clue how the controls work.
EVE always has had a steep learning curve and that's what separates it from MMOs like WoW: It's not for kids. The ability to learn fast is recommended to survive ingame.
Ah, the map issue. If you open your map for the very first time, then the map is represented in 3D. There is a button on the map menu that says "Flatten," which is translated into making the 3D map 2D. And some options on your map menu are more for the advanced players. EVE is a fine example of selflearning; you really need to figure out what some things do or do not.