I distinctly remember in the GC version of Animal Crossing I'd one NPC that I really liked (a rooster who had a whole lot of contemporary furniture). I spoke to Animal Crossing Nook Miles Ticket him every day in-game, he even employed a catchphrase I suggested. He had been my closest friend in Animal Crossing. He literally decided to move on to bigger and better things one day. I could not stop himhe had his own life to live like so many people that you meet irl. As I've gotten older I have also came to realize how true to life that's. Sometimes people just need to proceed.
Something I wish they'd add is, instead of animals just not moving away ever if you befriend them, they would keep in touch as soon as they leave. Sending you mail about what they're up to, possibly with postcards and gifts and stuff. Hell, they might even return afterwards and move back in. I remember one of my old villagers at NL showing up in the downtown region again while visitjng, but that's about it.
Yeah, it is pretty sad to discover a former villager on a puzzle island and they act like you never met before. Like we spoke every day for a month and you left yesterday, why are you pretending you don't know me?
It actually makes me miss them showing up on Main Street in New Leaf, which I did not care for at that time.
My main problem with decorating my home was not my interest level but the lack of great items in my shop. I have about 100 hours in the game and logged in every day for approximately two months straight and I do not have anywhere near a full collection of any furniture. It was a never-ending parade of items which didn't match the appearance or feel of whatever I had purchased within last week. I also had bad luck with recipes, getting exactly the same ones multiple times a week which helped in restricting my variety.
Chalk it up to bad luck if you'd like but I should not be pushed from wanting to play because the decor items I have didn't match each other following weeks of playing, I suggest that's just nuts in a game such as that it cheap Animal Crossing Bells sucked. Like I bet there are a bunch of really cool things but I never watched them