After reading about all the grief with the servers etc, I went to the store yesterday and picked up the game anyway. I installed it, no problem, and proceeded to play. I had no server issues, and I haven't had one problem since I had the game. I am really enjoying it (the last SimCity I played was on Playstation). So feel free to pick up this game now, I am assuming the rating will go up considering it seems like they fixed many of the issues that made it "unplayable".