Not only did we want to switch them to a more traditional isometric view, but as long as I'm paying for them, I wanted a world based upon HP Lovecraft, and not yet another medieval dungeon.
Luckily for us, Stephen Missal came along to answer our ritual sacrifices, er, prayers. You can see his works at http://www.onlytwin.com/gallery.html and http://www.bloopwatch.org/bloopmissal.html Steve is one of the illustrators featured in Wizards of the Coast's Call of Cthulhu D20 book. Also, he teaches at the Art Institute of Phoenix.
On the networking front, Bill and I (well mostly Bill) continue testing/debugging the first implementation of the relay code.
Bill is also getting our auth.jar file digitally signed, so hopefully it will run off the net to speed adoption rates.