I had a blast trying out TS4, but I gotta say, I'm not a big fan of the new career system. I know I haven't had much time to play with it yet, but here's why it still haven't won me over: 1. Some of the tasks are really, really random. I wanted my sim to be a successful mixologist, but at one point she would only advance in the career if she made an excellent grilled cheese sandwich (since it's mixed with the culinary career until some point). Though I know this reinforces the silliness and quirkiness of the game (which I love btw), sometimes it feels like that's unnecessary. Which leads to my second point... 2. Like many others have been saying, I'm not a fan of the new careers themselves. I personally love the new artistic ones (and relate to them a lot, actually), but it feels like having a whole neighborhood of artists, astronauts and criminals is a bit too unrealistic. I miss the business, medical and politician careers and I'm sure they will be a great inclusion when they finally come. 3. (And this is, I gotta say, the only one of these three that really makes me frown) Socializing at work does not result in making new friendships. This was one of my favorite things in TS3 and now it feels like they're working by themselves, even when you choose to socialize with co-workers. And as I typed it, I just realized the same thing may apply to schools. So suddenly, this became my very first request for a future patch or even EP, that we may make friends at work and school. I know more career options will come eventually, but the people you work with and go to school with end up being a huge part of your life. Why not have it in the game as well? What do you guys think?