Summary: I used to play the first Sims with all of the expansions, and I loved it. But the Sims3 is so realistic! There are new features such as wishes (like quests) which give you extra happiness points. It's best to purchase it with Generations. Best expansion ever!
Summary: I live both expansions. They add a lot of cool features to the base game, and they mesh well with the other expansions as well. Just remember that neither have a new town to play in. World adventures has 3 places to travel to, and for generations EA worked on expanding gameplay. Either way, these two are worth the $20!
Summary: Good game to play to spend on your free time. I recommend the starter pack because it provides you with things you wouldn't normally get from just buying the game itself. Very addictive game and very fun. So many things to do and the customization is off the charts.