The maps in this game are beautiful but for someone who hasn't played GW1, I lose out a lot on the lore. Points of interest are of no interest to me because they do not mean anything. I would love to know the history of the place and I think it would really help map exploration if I was told such a place exists and get some back story about it.
I really hope for the next expansion where we go into Cantha, the relevance of some POIs are noted either by in- game NPC conversations, books, or even hover over text and loading screen text. It would make the maps feel so much more alive and interesting. I remember in Skyrim, we had books that told us about monsters and loot in certain locations that we could go to as a player. This made exploration so much fun and GW2 needs some of it.