Sorry that the blog gone silent for a while, but the holidays (Happy New Year by the way! ;) ) and other "fluctuations" took us off the track a bit. But no reason to worry, these changes serves the game making. Unfortunately it would be premature to share our plans right now, but stay tuned, when the game will be complete, it'll be better than ever.
Also, thanks for the great feedback about the fading effect. We want to make a separate option in the menu where this effect can be customized (turning it on and off, determine what kind of fading you want, and with how large radius), so don't worry, everyone can make it the way they want. All we wanted to know is what's the general opinion about this feature, and based on that, the default option will probably be the grid being visible around the mouse. Thanks again, your feedback was very helpful.