I picked up SimCity. The always online connection is annoying if you get disconnected or if you cannot log into the server you use the majority of the time, but as of now the problem isn't as bad as I've been hearing.
I have 2 cities currently and having a blast as this is my first SimCity game.
My only complaint is that the boundaries for some of the city zones seems too small. I wish there was a way to expand the boundaries.