Amiryu Hosoi's beautiful four-sim region, Japan Kanto, is going away. The story is here.
SL tier is insane. The four sims come to $1,200 every month. Hosoi estimates a total expenditure of over $150,000 over six years. Unless you can sell a lot of virtual items or rent a lot of virtual land, that's a darned expensive hobby for anyone not seriously wealthy.
LL had better rethink its business model.