As a Simmer from the Sims 1 I have seen many changes over the decade with the Sims. Is it better? That is debatable. There is much I love from the Sims 3 and Sims 4 over the years but I feel too much content is being added that distracts from the original game and this is to let the player determine the their game.
I feel to much is controlled in the Sims 4 with scenarios and having skills to get to where a Sim wants to be.
The Sims is not a game in the sense you need to complete objectives to gain getting on with a scenario. It is a life simulation.
The Sims is a tour of life, getting skills moving on in a direction that the Sim wants too. It's not about Star Wars or anything else, although that can be a side distraction
I play the Sims 4 but struggle with the glitches and too much content I feel often overwhelmed.
Even though I have been playing the Sims 4 since it came out, I struggle to play all the content and still strive to do so