I found something else (besides the ability to change the color of clothing without having to download something): I miss the ability to turn off "supernatural" things in my game.
My poor Sim lady got abducted for the 3rd time (when she was supposed to be finishing that book she was writing!) I like that they have the ability to explore space but I don't like the abductions. That's too much like kidnapping and (for the males at least) plum. I'm not a fan of that sort of violence!