Since I have no idea about your areas, etc, I can't comment too much, but if you're going to rebalance, I'd start by giving monks a fairly poor selection of eq, followed up by a look at the barehand damage (can't remember where that is off top of my head), along with a check of some of the higher level skills, such as enlightentment.
I'm using no areas other than the few ones in the distribution.
I'm going to make a mud in the italian language, and at the moment i'm alone knowing a little of english, and i'm focusing on coding. So, to have some other areas, i gave a look to some areas from the site that contains many areas for the smaug... but i found them poorly done and greatly unbalanced.
Now i'm posting a question i asked before without any reply.
What i have to do to build new races? I created one online, but it does not show up in the selection screen when creating a new char.