There's a big difference between the Sim City you and I adore and this title with the Sim City name. If anything this is just the use of an old Intellectual Property to drive sales. Lets face it, far fewer people would buy a city-builder by EA that wasn't called Sim City. By slapping that name on there they guarantee a lot more media attention and pre-orders, the essential tools for a successful release. There's nothing wrong with this in principle and its now very common (see Tomb Raider or Far Cry). The potential upset fans, such as yourself, are in a minority compared to gamers who will see the name and in all likelihood enjoy it. And if it all goes wrong at least we've got 1, 2000, 3000 and 4 to keep us warm at night.