Okay, I dig the whole using the runic letters for immersion, but on the minimap is a bit much imo.
To me its getting to a point like any other language is where I just know that bonjour means hello even though my speaking of french is not all that great, I kinda know what kingsport and owls head looks like when spelled out in the runes just by seeing it enough, I think its going to be the same when it comes to these maps were we will see some repeated words like store, weapons, armor, food...
Also, those of us at Virtual Collector and above are going to get a downloadable printout of the runic translation sheet, so eventually we can just translate it on the fly. I also wouldn't be surprised if they eventually include an auto-translate toggle.
im becoming more accustomed to the runic to be honest. I complained a lot at first but as ive started to see it more and more and by now 'ive started to be able to recognize and decrypt the letters on the fly