In making the MK Main Page more user friendly to us beginners, how about "hanging a banner" beneath the central MK title called [FONT=Geneva]Estate Office". [FONT=Arial] (There's more than enough room in the central column.)
Do we really need the within country Discussion link and it's page? Surely the Forum is the best place for ALL public communications. Country wide comms could be then run from specific country daughter boards. Access depending on player attributes.
Technology, in the left column, might be better labelled Future Technology, as you don't have it yet.
Likewise, Kingdom might better be called Current Kingdom.
Whilst I'm on my soapbox Army Movements could be Army Actions. And Workers could be Worker Actions.
I don't know if it would be possible but would a Summary Page help keep players' interest. Generally it might show, for each country, but all on the same page, average activities: %farming, %mining, %forestry, %war. And whether any spying was occurring - but not who by of course.
This could allow for a new character - Counter Spy. More expensive to create than other basic characters, this character always starts at Level 0. Only going up a level if he/she (could have a name) when a foreign spy has been found. Only one attempt at counter spying allowed per month. Espionage spies could also be so treated. This levelling could thus allow a new theme to develop where a smaller Kingdom could, with talented spies, take on a very large Kingdom. Those playing for several years are currently totally immune to attack from others but themselves. Particularly relevant with low player numbers.