I'm completely addicted to this game! And I was getting ready to share this experience, too!! I love the game so much, I sold all my original sims games to my friend so that I could buy the Sims 2 brand new for a little over $54.... and I've been buying expansion packs for it ever since... I also have it for PS2.. which I was playing earlier.... The game is a big part of my life.. no exageration... Maxis is even on my list of heroes! I love it!!