I'm pleased to say that the latest version of our Make Me a Route feature, which we've released today, now includes a comparison of the total ascents for all of the routes generated (as per Nathan's suggestion on this forum topic - thanks Nathan).
Thanks for the suggestion Nathan. I can see how that would be very useful. Not sure how easy it is to implement but we'll definitely look into it to see what we can do.
When using to plot me a route within a cetain distance, it would be useful to see the total gain as well as the distance and variance before accepting the route.