I have been playing PC games for more than 15yrs. The Sims is probably the longest series I kept playing in a Simulated genre.
I was not a Sim fan in the beginning when first released. I was more into Adventure Games without walkthroughs. I have played hundreds if not thousands of different type games. I beta test sometimes for another large game company. But Simulated 'Sims' games are always near by for me to strike up playing at least every two days.
* I am no longer Simporting. Please, if you need Simport friends then request a new friend from the hundreds of threads over in ST threads. Sorry, causes lag in my game and freezes it up.