i orded this product yesterday, finally saved the money. so now i'm waiting on little miss snail mail. i gave this game 4 stars because i am sure it will live up to the standards that all (or most) sims games have followed. i've been addicted to the sims for around 5 years and have passed my addiction to a few along the way, i am extreamly excited about this game, possibly too excited about it. at the brink of the news that my dog of 13 years will be put to rest in 9.5 hours i think it will be very appropriate to pay homage to her in this game.. but once again i'm very excited and will post back once i get this game!