this has been bugging me, why it takes them so long to update the item database for NA while the other regions gets updated right away?
I believe that they use all volunteers to do the updates. You might offer to help out so that the NA update is published sooner.
My problem with that site is the search function. It's a bit frustrating sometimes as it has a tendency to put you right back to the beginning.
when you go to Item database, and then up to the America link, not to be confused with the North America link, it brings you back to the old alphazone set up. I don't seem to have any problems using it that way.