I've always been a heavy user of custom content and know a ton of other simmers are as well. I wanted to start a discussion to see how large your guys' mods folders are, and how much they compare for each game. In sims 3, highest I think I managed was 2 gb, but somewhere past that it stopped working (might've been to do with mod conflicts instead of size since I was super unorganized). I recently checked the size of my mods folder in sims 4 and found out its at 12gb! I thought that was insane. Literally doesn't even affect my game as much as I would have expected. When I first load up the game it only takes about 4-5 minutes. With sims 3 it took me a solid 30 mins AT LEAST to load it up with 2 gb of custom content. Then an extra 30 (again, don't really remember exactly but I know I timed it at one point) to load up a world. Gameplay was a little laggy too if I remember correctly. With sims 4 I don't even notice anything though... Only lag I experience occurs when I have multiple things running on my laptop and I've been playing for over an hour. Honestly props to the sims 4 team for managing to make the game handle custom content so well. I don't know what I would do without it all...
So how large are your mods folders?
(tip: if you right click your mods folder and go to properties, it'll tell you the exact size)