Have started getting some CC over the holiday break and while impressed with the amazing quality of what is out there have also run into some baffling things. So in no particular order of importance (all are equally baffling):
Downloading sims seems more trouble than it's worth. Not only is there the sim, but the descriptions invariblly include a very long list of every conceivable body part and item of attire. Are these sims really worth the half hour or so of downloading to get what's listed?
As an experiment got one of the skintone sets. I see no difference in my sims, not even close to what's in the pictures - whether for the CC or the sims showing off the various clothing items. Am I messing up (have the file in mods folder) or false advertising? Some of them advertise 'anatomicaly correct'. If that means what I think it does, what's the point as sims are blurred out?
Several lots have lists of CC used in their construction. Does that mean, like with sims, I need to go to all of those sites to get the items mentioned? That's a lot of downloading, especially since not all builders make the lists links so things would need to be typed in, and maybe more work than worth it.
Many items say they are 'HQ compatible'. Investigated what that is, and depending on the source one needs to alter only 2 files or rebuild nearly every file in the game. How much trouble & work is actually involved and is the result worth it?
Are these things, like mods, vulnerable to the EA slaughter whenever a patch/update comes out?
Much of the CC states it was made with Sims4Studio. Is this a tool mere mortals can use profitably, or is it something that only those with advanced degrees/training in programming, graphics, 3D modeling, and such can use?
Thanks in advance for any advice you may be willing to share!