Some of the things you'd *like* a free Google Maps plugin to do aren't included, but that's to be expected with a freemium plugin like this. Worth the upgrade just to have custom marker icons. I'd use it again rather than bother looking elsewhere. For me it's battle-tested. There was one bug last summer that would cause the custom markers not to update, but Nick was quick in diagnosing it and explained the issue/fix well on his support forum. I think it's been fixed in an update. Good plugin, great support.