Jay1 has seen two separate redsigns of the beloved Goldrush map and players seem to request whichever one isn't on the server at the time. I believe that there is an opportunity to make a version that is "best of both worlds" type of map.
Some notes: Screenshots on ET:Legacy mod and maybe splatterladder HD pack (not sure if thats in use) so visuals may look different from what is seen on Jay1/regular users. These visuals are NOT what I see in Jay1. I am also not a map designer so I have no idea if all my proposed ideas put on the same map will allow the map to preform smoothly, especially for lower end PCs and high playercounts, etc.
Majority of the F|A version is fine (courtyard idea, courtyard overlook areas near bridge and where old truck is, tank barrier overlooks). The main things that should be changed is axis' second spawn and bank. Everything else I request are secondary/non essential, just minor improvements.
Personally I believe roof camping above axis spawn should be removed. Just wall off that entire area. I understand giving them a little route towards the tank turn area (that little crawl-space that is in both versions) to allow quicker, safer pathing towards tank but thats probably one aspect of imbalance in favor of axis objective-wise. If the decision to keep that route in the future version, maybe a hallway of sorts that is axis accessible only both ways? Limit the allies ability to attack/harass spawn since it is tough for axis to do the same to allies. As for the roof options, it just encourages overuse of spawn camping that is irritating to deal with as axis. There is no need for it. Who knows, maybe reducing these options for allies pushes them more towards getting frags near objective that helps objective players. (maybe actually make JamesBond[GR] useful. If you play here frequently, you know what I mean by this)
The "third/new" route out of axis spawn is nice. Give players more options to leave spawn and not the main one thats exposed to arty, mortars, mg42s, rnades spam while getting blocked by teammates as well as pushed out into open.
Bank. This is where I believe the GALS version has significant edge in terms of how allies can grab the gold from the bank.
In the GALS version there are multiple ways to enter the bank and the bottleneck in the main route is less extreme. The one change I would make to the GALS version of bank entry is the door on top left: open this hallway up a bit more so the fighting is a little bit more spread out. F|A's just has a long hallway thats easily defensible and the alternate/"flank" route to back of the room is useless.
F|A's version of the little back route towards the lower back of bank might be able to stay. Let allies have a chance to really apply pressure on defending axis. However this might be too many "critical" areas for axis to defend.