Dude thank you for making a thread about this as I hadn't heard yet that they were finally making a new one. I love strategy and RTS games and with Starcraft 2 being the major disappointment it is there really has been a lacking of a good quality one. Hopefully this will kick start a resurgence of Strategy/RTS games just like the slow resurgence of Space combat/exploration games.
I spent more time playing SimCity 2000 than probably every other game combined since then. The preview fills me with hope that they've reversed the disappointments of SC 4, and I look forward to seeing how the new game turns out.
Ahh, Sim City that brings back fond memories when I was a kid and got hooked after SC2K....great sand box game.
IDK personally I liked SC4 and it had small improvements. Sim City Societies.......NOW that was a major disappointment, if I remember correctly Will Wright stepped down after SC4 came out and someone else took over and thought Societies would carry the name. I have high hopes for Maxis. (Actually I thought they went bankrupt, haven't seen a new Sim game in awhile:p)