Honestly... all they needed to do was improve the textures, lighting, and polygon count of sims 2. Why spend all this money creating a "next generation" base game that won't allow sims to play active roles in the restaurant due to "bugs". It was fully implemented along with a complex retail system in sims 2, a game you guys created TEN YEARS ago. Why don't you just go back to the sims 2 and modernize the graphics. Perhaps add some open world elements.
To those who will are about to ATTACK me:
Sims 4 is the best game in the world. It has sold over 3 trillion copies and is the best selling PC game with the highest rated scores from all major game outlets. It not only expands on open world it also implemented OPEN UNIVERSE allowing players to travel galaxies without loading screens. It has a better retail and restaurant system than sims 2. Sims 4 is tactile and intuitive and emotional.