Iv always played on normal, but never quite got everything done with the sims, and it became more about just having babies and more generations to play with.
Now I'm on long lifespan and it's nice I'm actually exploring various things with the sims and it isnt rushed. That being said I think long is a bit too long, Iv been playing it loads the last few weeks and the young adults I started with are only midway through adulthood, and I have played soooo much. I miss the sliders of sims 3.
Side note- does anyone know how long elder stage is for pets on the long lifespan, mine mustve been an elder for like 30 or 40 sim days so wondering if she'll die soon as iv just started training with her.