First of all, please read the rest of the thread. I already mentioned that I dislike what most people mean by the term "ground detail" and find it unhelpful as a suggestion.
The term "bland" is also vague and unhelpful and, ironically, leaves a bad taste in people's mouths.
Apologies, but it's a long thread and I didn't feel like reading all the replies. Sorry if I offended you or you thought my post was unhelpful, I was just stating my opinion. If you would like me to be more helpful...
Dirt-patches, flowers, plants, shrubs and the like need to be a little more abundant. I realize the area is supposed to look dead but there has to be something that stimulates my aesthetic interest and it just kind of isn't there. You have a great, comprehensive set you're working with so if you rake through it and try to find a few more tiles for variety I'm sure it won't be that hard for you, but it would do loads to make the area look better.
As for Status Report, I meant something more like a regular updates thread. I realize that giving estimates and percentages typically doesn't work so well but if there was a place that told people what areas were planned, what was done, what you were planning to do... it could keep people more interested and it would give me a better idea of what's going on in the progress of the game.
Once again, sorry if I offended you with my comments and I hope you find this post more helpful.