Good to know you're a majority. I'll be sure to write that down.
Deranged, by "majority" he means the "hardcore" - the SAME folks behind the rather intensive SC4 modder community. That, in fact, leads to my BIGGER bone to pick - considering that practically the entire SImcity dev team came from either SimCity 4 or a previous one, could it in fact be that the decision to go in an entirely different direction may have well BEEN a conscious one, so as NOT to stomp all over a still-popular (and still supported) SC4?
Creating (basically) a near-clone of SC4, in my humble opinion, would likely have been taken (by the same folks) as trying to kill a still solid game - and they would have been, in point of fact, accurate. So a decision to respect that SC4 is still viable and still supported (in fact, you can purchase it via Origin today) is supposed to be a bad thing?
No; this game is not aimed at the "hardcore" - that is what SC4 is about. It's still available and still supported - if you like it so much, why aren't you playing it? (Reminds me of all the anger and angst regarding Windows 8 - even though Windows 7 has not only NOT gone away, it's not due to GO away for another seven years, at minimum - 2020, to be precise.)