Oh oh. Picked up The Sims2 last night. Although oddly enough I don't think I care for the fancier, more 3D graphics. I don't need to zoom in that close to hyper-reality. I also hate that I don't know any money cheats so I have to actually play the game. I prefer building houses. I rarely play the people. Work, bathroom, wash hands, take bath, make dinner, study cooking, etc., and repeat gets boring after about 5 minutes. I always come out of it feeling like my hygeine and social levels are in the red. So then I brush my teeth and wash the dishes.
Making the people is more fun though. My first character is a super sleeze-ball on the politics career path and whose life ambition is popularity.