Slight rant incoming and sorry if anyone is offended.
I am very disappointed with Sims community since last night. Even people I follow on Twitter, who I thought were even somewhat rational, were sending hate messages to gurus, constantly complain etc. As a person who doesn't have a Sims-only Twitter (I use my Twitter for personal stuff as well, which I tweet in my first language), I found it so hard to even see tweets from my (non-sim) friends in the sea of "fuck you, EA" and "WHY THAT IS SO STUPID". It ended up with me temporarily muting most of the Simmers I follow, which is rather sad.
I don't know about others, but I know there's nothing I can do that will make any removed content magically appear in the game. What I can do is politely express the disappointment and hope that sometime in future I see the change towards that direction. Being rude, cursing, "wishing the game flops"... that's only doing more harm than good.
It is more than obvious that gurus are aware of how wanted toddlers are, and people saying "I can't believe they pretend like it's no big deal" really need to get a grip. All gurus on Twitter I've seen have acknowledged the fact toddlers are wanted, with Graham even saying that adding additional life stages is possible, and I had Grant reply to me personally stating that they hear the feedback.
Is it much to ask for people to not be mean to others? What does it take for people to learn being assertive?
When they said "no online play", "no multiplayer" I kept my cool despite it being the only feature I truly wanted to see in The Sims 4 since forever. It was more important to me having multiplayer than other features. But I still appreciate the game despite it not having what I want. But you know what.. I like it the way it is so far. And I think that some Simmers should understand that Sims is a game. A game which you love. But it's a game.
Complaining about toddlers or pools like it's doomsday is the equivalent of me going on rants about (for example) a hero in Heroes Of Newerth not being able to use health to cast spells, because there were such heroes in Dota. Or that they never release support heroes which are the only heroes I play so I'm stuck with original 5-10 heroes. The reason I don't complain is because I don't see why I should. They develop the game, it's up to me to decide whether it's something I want to play or not.
Simmers want all those features in The Sims 4 simply to have a reason for purchasing it. It's not even about the game itself to them as far as I can tell. It's about "continuing with the next generation", so they need all reasons (other than "It looks like a fun game") to help them make that decision, and it's kinda selfish.