...Don't bother. Well thats not entirely true, as long as you know what kind of game your buying and you do your research. The game is very basic as a lot of people have already said. The societal values are an interesting addition. Check the simcity forums: http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=279 for the civil unrest from the SimCity fans. I'm just praying for SimCity 5 to remain on the cards.