Will we ever see the next patch to clean up the mess caused by 1.8/2.3?  Of course we will!  I’m willing to bet that it’ll be either the end of January or the beginning of Febraury before we see it as The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff will include some sort of game update.  However The Sims Team made a statement earlier today that they are still working hard on cranking out a patch to fix your broken game:

Hey, guys.

A small update – the dev team has been informed of the issues you’ve posted, and they are currently being investigated. As soon as I have more information, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, please keep posting if you’re running into issues, and give as much detail as possible.

Thanks, SimGuru Big Guy-

I wonder how big the next patch will be… Thanks to Sims 3 Nieuws for the tidbit!