Back when I was in high school, I first played Sim City 2000 on our family’s first real computer.  It was a revelation in gaming that quickly became an obsession.  To date, it is still one of my most-played games.  Since then, I have generally followed the series, and spent quite a lot of time playing (and modding, and enjoying the music of) Sim City 4.  So, when it was announced that there was going to be a new SimCity game, building on the promise of SC4, I thought that it would be a game that I would purchase without question on release.

Sadly, this was not the case.

I would like to sum up my feelings with two related items.  First, an image, as first seen on RPS:

And then, a link: