I disagree with you in the point scenery. I think nobody cares about scenerey if he´s in a 3on3 Elite as an attacker playing and trying to win the round. More than that, it takes fps for "nothing".
I agree with you that it's important not to have any unecessary scenery, when focusing of the gameplay itself (aiming/movement of the players), especially in Elite.
However, in other game modes, like Melee, Battle or Siege, it can be a big plus. It is also a nice addition for the spectators, who might not get that appealed by a naked map.
It's a complicated balance to find on each map, to match all of these points.
It's NADEO/Maniaplanet interviews isn't it ?
Why the pre-last question is "1 word to describe Shootmania" instead of "1 word to describe NADEO/Maniaplanet" ?
I agree with you Ludo ^^