Any chance of amending the plugin to use a different base map (open street maps etc.). I’m using your plugin for mashups and I’ve calculated its going to cost me about $5000 per MONTH just for effectively displaying Google’s base map in the background.
I’m not bothered about directions or anything like that. An option just to use an alternative (perhaps when ticked would grey out Google Maps specific options would work?).
I realise its a pain for you, but would be a great business opportunity. There are going to be literally tens of thousands of people looking for an alternative over the next month.