Maybe it's just me, but I think it's a really entertaining map (I would say better even that team islands) water is a little more important here, but the middle islands are the perfect scenario for a great land battle
Only played it once so far, my ally dropped though a few minutes in. On checking map it is extremely unbalanced. I had at best 7 trees in a clump whereas 3 of the enemies had clumps of 20 trees and much more wood overall. I had run out of wood 5 minutes before game end on my home island whereas everyone else still had some.
I've played it some times before DE when we were testing alternative maps. To say it is horrible would be an understatement. Few fish, lack of woodlines and the need to always ne transporting villagers from one island to the other.