I just don't get the whole Maps hoopla.
It works fantastic for me! I use it every single day, usually several times in a day! Every time I'm in the car, I just ask Siri to take me to where I need to go, and off we go.
I understand there are some glitches in Maps. But...
Google Maps got me lost more times than I care to remember (why don't people remember THAT!?!). That's why I dumped it years ago for the Navigon app. At $80 (at the time), it was the most expensive app I'd ever bought. But, still cheaper than a dedicated GPS. It worked great! Probably spent another $50, or so, on options since the beginning.
But, it was a chore to start, like every other GPS out there. Sooo much time to get it started and so many steps just to get it going. But, I used it faithfully for years.
Siri has replaced Navigon as my turn-by-turn navigator. Siri is fast, simple, elegant and sooo smooth. It just works.
Are there things I miss from the Navigon app? Sure. I LOVED seeing my speed while I was driving. And, I could tell it to warn me if I happened to be speeding. The 3D topography for the terrain was cool, too.
But, Maps by FAR makes up for anything I might be missing. And, I KNOW Apple will continue to develop and expand it's features and functions with time.
Personally, I think there's a WHOLE LOT of bandwagon jumping going on right now. I've heard people complain about Maps, and they either don't even HAVE an iPhone, or they haven't even updated to iOS 6. This is just maddening.
Give them a break. Look at it with new eyes. Relax. Breathe. It's just a maps app, that happens to do a LOT more than the app it's replacing.