As planned, I've rearranged the connections between the MAX11312 and the FV-1, and I do think that this is an improvement. It did, of course, require some shuffling of pin connections, and I'm not sure that I ended up with fewer vias, but I'm pretty sure this at least uses less copper.
(I've left the jpg of the board layout in the Gallery for comparison. The new one has the name vertically; the old one has it horizontally.)
I'm still a bit uncertain about those pull-up resistors, though (as noted in my previous Log Entry). Whether to remove them, leave them be, or put in a switch or a couple of solder headers, I don't know. For now, I'll leave them.
I think I'm done with major revisions, though, at least until I have a good, working SoundWing.