Speak for yourself. I had to go into Upward myself to see what you were all talking about with the gondolas. I literally never noticed that before, because of all the other detailing distracting me. I also had to look at Junction because I'm pretty sure it's been several lifetimes since I've actually played it at this point.
I personally think that cp_manor has the worst spawn rooms, but I think the complexity of the map itself makes up for the spawning areas... Also Aki, if you want I can make you a few spawn areas, you can just message me and I will make them to your standards, plus you can take all the credit for them!
pl_upward BLU spawn and the BLU spawns in Thunder Mountain are my favorites. While spawn rooms don't need to be miraculous works of mind-blowing architecture, I do enjoy a bit of storytelling and detail work. If players have, say, a minute to a minute and a half to spare as they wait for the map to begin, why not give something worth smelling the roses for?
The BLU thundermountain spawns are just plain awesome.
There is no discussing that.
Upward first blu spawn comes at my second, its a really neatly made map, with some balcony's (not balconys, but you know what i mean) that dont really serve a function, yet they make the spawnroom so much more intresting.
I feed on the stupidity of people, that means that i am never hungry.