I DON'T KNOW WHY I FELT LIKE THIS WOULD BE AN OBNOXIOUS ADDITION. It's a totally AWESOME addition. Substantially more fun than stupid cars or college, WHO THE HELL WANTS TO SIT THROUGH SIM COLLEGE FOR ALL OF THEIR SIM KIDS? WHO???
Having my sims able to garden and fish is like combining The Sims and Harvest Moon, the only other game I've ever played as obsessively. IT'S AMAZING. I can watch the stuff grow, take care of it, the sims have assloads of fun working in their gardens which is great for the teens who come home from school going "I HATE MY LIFE OMG", because I can say, "THAT'S A SHAME WHY DON'T YOU GO WEED THE GARDEN AND SPRAY PESTICIDES ON THE TREES" and they're like "WHAT A SWEET DEAL" and I'm like "I KNOW RIGHT". And also, when they're all done with the gardening? THEY CAN FUCKING EAT THE FOOD.
Fishing is freaking FREE, and they cook up those goddamned fish and eat one plate and are TOTALLY FULL, even if their cooking level is 2.
And did I mention that during this past sim winter, it snowed so hard a fucking PENGUIN came wandering around in their front lawn? And while everyone was asleep, it carried on a conversation with a god dammned snowman. It was adorable.
In conclusion, the Seasons expansion pack for the Sims 2 is the BEST expansion EVER.