After playing this map, I rated it from a beginners' standpoint. This is a good basic map to play. Its a good intro to the game if you're new and though I didn't try on the harder levels, its a good effort for a first try.
Playability: I gave this a 4 on Easy mode because I didn't find any obvious bugs in the file. I had a chance to build quite a bit and the invasions were just hard enough and often enough to where I didn't become bored.
Balance: There's a nice balance here. I had time to try out the economic stuff without being immediately overrun with invasions. A little more challenging then most beginner maps I've d/l on here.
Creativity: I like alot more eye candy on my maps. Not alot of thought went into the creative side but that could also be because the designer is a new player as well. I saw some exploraton into the different uses of the map editor but not enough.
Map Design: There's nothing special here, its just a good solid map.
Story/Instrucions: I understood my objective and even though I don't like extremely long intros I found this one a little lacking.
This is a no-frills map that offers a good challenge to a beginner player interested in invasions but not wanting to be run over in the first few minutes of play. Good job!