Perhaps I'm presently insomniac-dreaming, but it really reminds me of an otherlands-sunset against water...with the light-lines of detailed cartography and maps sort of spun round like spider-silk and smoke. Perception of places and borders presented in their illusory, whimsical, ethereal reality.
Beautiful! I've been looking at a lot of images with the 'fresh' colourscheme (lime green and sky blue sorta thing) or pastels lately - changing my eyes to this fiery warmth is a nice feeling indeed. Add to this bonus the image is nice and large - I think this one of my favourite pieces from you in a while now. Probably my favourite part is the change from infinite detail in the middle to a few elegant curves out by the side.
I saw a requiest for a wallpaper of this, I'd like to throw my vote behind that but also a huge version of this that I can slowly scroll around on my 17" to admire.
You did add that rant about people adding your stuff to favourites though, do I dare click it? Course I do.
ah, i'm not so sure if i can describe these parts well...
but this is my opinion
In the red/orange merge area around the middle (& to the right)... i think part of your design seems out of place.
In the middle-southern area, i think the thin streaks/kines of red stand out too much.