Has anyone visited MapQuest lately? They changed their format to where you can just drag the map rather than have to reload one new section at a time. Very nice! Google Maps was the first one I had ever seen that had this drag it technology, however you could never get the names or numbers of a road unless you were zoomed in far enough. Also there wasn't much color differences between highways and smaller roads.
The new MapQuest system seems to work with better detail than the Google maps even when zoomed out more. You can still do things like find every pizza store on a Google map, but the new MapQuest is worth checking out. Haven't tried the find the pizza mode yet on MapQuest if they even have such a thing.