OK, I have moved commentary to the Chicken Run Talk page:http://icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Talk:Chicken_Run
I tried to sort out the remaining issues and suggestion/ides for improvements. Note that some of them are mutually exclusive; and I'd prefer to use a "bare minimum" change to solve any remaining play issues.
Please pop by and let me know what y'all think (or gimme more ideas for fixes!).