I was looking to rent WSB 2k3 tonight but alas my Blockbuster didn't have it(or even last year's version) nor did they have high heat. So I decided to rent ASB 2004. I enjoyed ASB 2003 but I must say they blew it big time with 2004, First, they never bothered addressing gameplay issues/bugs. The hitting system is still insanely difficult(even with the addition of several variations). I had 2 hits in a 9 inning game. At the same time, the AI for the baserunners is messed up as it often was in ASB 2003. I got caught in a run down because I pressed the "advance all runners button" and for some reason the guy on second didn't advance. Very irritating. Lastly, the graphics and interface I think are inferior to last year. The gaphics seem darker and less crisp than last years edition.The screen is very crowded because the on screen text is in an insanely large font, and the boxes for pitch selection etc are much bigger than last year. it just feels very claustrophic(that and the banner type scoreboard instead of the box doesn't help much). The roster updates worked as advetised but overall, I'd highly reccomend avoiding this title. I seriously prefer 2003 to this one and there's no way that I'll be picking it up. Looks like WSB or MVP may be the ticket for me.