I think Paradise Islands is an interesting concept, sorta, there could definitely be changes. Having only a week to get to the next level is a bit much for most people, even me, and I'm level 83. Also, I don't like the fact that there are so many ingredients we have to ask neighbors for and can't make on our own (capers, tofu), and that really puts a halt on other quests/missions where I have to ask neighbors for things. I know it's not mandatory and if you don't like Paradise Islands you could ignore it altogether, but I just feel that if people have to go "Well, do I finish building this machine for my quest or do I try to get another level in Paradise Islands?" it's a difficult choice if you want to do both.