If you want a deep strategy game, this is certainly not what you want to play. Spore is more diversion than obsession. And, given EA's talent for milking a success story, the Ikea pack is probably only a few months away. It all comes down to the joy and delight of construction and testing your creative skills against everyone else who is playing. You don't have to embrace everything that Spore is about to appreciate the possibilities that await.