So I bought The Sims 3 last night, and was pleasantly surprised. Good graphics, nice gameplay, and enough stuff to keep you occupied and fend off some boredom. I'm completely new to The Sims, but was looking for a life sim type game to curb my Animal Crossing withdraws until I find my Game Cube. While The Sims 3 isn't exactly the same, I'd stick it in the same type of category. My only gripes are with the lack of furniture diversity, and the speed that you become a master at something. I started a new game this morning, and I'm already a master at fishing. IMO, it should take a lot longer than that! Who else is digging The Sims 3? Does it stay entertaining for a good while, or will I get bored of it within a few days?