When Ea Land opened up, I personally felt the game became exciting again. I was happy to start from scratch and was proud of every skill point i earned and was so impressed by how the houses that went from nothing to actual houses. Now that the merge has happened, we have people with maxed skills again and houses that have everything and then some. So my little house that i worked so hard for is pretty much nothing in this world now. We now have a ability to buy money , so we also have sims that are no longer busting their butts to make money. Other than cc being added and payouts lower.. What has really changed? I am being patient and waiting to see where the game goes, but i have lost interest in it. I find myself logging on , then pretty much logging right off again because it feels to much like work to play. I don't mind working in the game, but now i feel that we aren't on a even playing field again! I know I could just go buy money as well, but where is the game play in that? Wasn't that the whole reason for changing the game? I have been searching out other games with friends from the sims and even waiting 8 hours for one game to download just to find something that can bring back the feeling of a "game". Makes me sad, because I have listened to many on this board say they were quitting and it always made me feel like they wern't giving it a chance. Now I find myself feeling the same way. I personally think they should have wiped it all and started over.. ( I know many disagree) But I think it would of made it more exciting, than us waiting for these "great changes" to find that it is just the same game. Just my opinion, for what it is worth!