The vast majority of the "missing" things, I couldn't give two ****s about. Also it is weird that Sims fans have somehow forgotten what it was like going from fully expanded SIms 1 to vanilla 2, and likewise 2 to 3.

Having experienced the CAS demo now, I can't for the life of me figure out what caused so much praise in this article. It's really nothing to write home about - wrestling games have had much better customisation for about a decade, for instance. The whole "grab & pull" thing seems like it should be super intuitive, but it's really not that way in practise.