I've been playing Animal Crossing New Leaf for about a week and I have to say, this game is a LOT slower than the other games in the series. For instance, I have about half of the bug species in the game, quite a few fish, over 600,000 Bells, about half the fossils, and yet I still have the basic Nookling Junction, I haven't gotten K.K. Slider yet (even if I did, I still don't have a music player, every game prior started you off with a tape deck), and I still lack the ability to buy carpets (hence, I'm stuck with an ugly-looking grassy floor. Saharah's visit didn't help since she gave me the surface of the Moon). My house has just upgraded to the second floor and yet I have nothing to spend my money on aside from house upgrades (the public works I have aren't very useful or interesting, just signs, fountains, benches, and fences). I'll continue playing but still. Where are the Lost and Found and Recycling Bin when you need them?
It's fun. I'll just give it a bit more time. It still needs to be faster, though.