I can't get over how insane this game is. I came into this game expecting an RTS/war game, and got a country-simulator. I love it, and I'm addicted to it. If anyone ever played the Movies, it's very similar to organizing and creating your lot.
If you're confused about giving it a chance, or worried about the $7 on Steam, then don't be. If you didn't like Sim City, then don't get it.