Ok, I've held off long enough on creating this thread.
This is a game that will probably be pretty bipolar - either you "get it" right away or you look at it, say "that's boring" and move on to something else. IGN is wrapping up its First Look coverage this week and the release date of June 21st will be here before you know it.
For me, this is the game I've wanted to play since I first started playing games on my Atari 400 way back in the day (Star Raiders FTW), moved onto the entire Civilization series, and finally got into consoles when I basically kicked the PC habit. (Macs FTW)
The true lure of this game is being able to put in 40-100 hours and see something new every time you boot it up. There really isn't a game that can say that - can they pull it off? I hope so. Landing on a planet and seeing an entirely new species instead of Weird Llama #7 will be the key on whether this game hits it big or is forgotten months from now as Spore 2.