Those were some really crappy, by-the-numbers answers. Could Lucy Bradshaw spew out any more perfect marketing speak if she had a script? They're clueless. I've moved beyond Maxis at this point and I'm staking my claim with StarDock - they're the real future for both these kinds of games and TBS stuff in general.
Sorry Maxis, you need to provide better answers for your hardcore fans than "ooh, we have a new RE-IMAGINING on the i-phone."