I got this game, and my roommate has officially stolen the GBA she bought for me for Christmas. It's so addictive, I'm going to buy a gamecube so I can play the GC version when it comes out.
After playing so much Animal Crossing, I can now understand the appeal. I'm looking forward to the GC version, too.
Like a fool, I mocked the earlier Animal Crossing thread silently to myself. Now I wish I would have read it. Oh how the mighty have fallen.