It takes a lot to get used to it, since it's so very different from the first two games, but all the detail in the personalities, traits, skills, activities, interactions, etc kind of makes it worth it. Now if only this guy would stop running out to garden every fucking time I get distracted by something on another lot. And the epic life option = pretty much the best thing I've ever experienced. Yes I would, in fact, like my dude to live for 960 days.
Also, not having to play it full screen makes it that much more awesome.