How far are you in it? I seem to recall the cutscenes getting a lot less frequent as you go on.
I played SimCity 4 and SimIslea bit recently. I want to be SimCity when I grow up.
I love SimCity 4.... been a long time.
I'm at about the 13 hour mark... but that doesn't mean much because I usually leave it idle for long stretches of time. Why? I don't know.
I like to think I explore areas pretty damn thoroughly... but I've missed so many Al Bhed books it's hilarious. I know they're not necessary but I hate passing stuff up like that.