I’ve been a SIMS player for a long time now. That said, you don’t have to think that I’d play all the time. Quite the contrary; sometimes I won’t play for months at a time, then have a week or two when I’m totally crazy about it again (or another game, like PORTAL for example), before it all returns to “normal” (= not playing).
And sometimes, I don’t play – I just create. Styles, Sims and – houses.