Started playthrough 2, or 3 if you count my 20 hours as Steve McButt (I didn't realize how much I'd grow to care about the game at the time clearly). This time, I created the character Jess, who looks kind of tough like Leah. Last time was Seafoam, who had long green hair and looked very sweet. I actually really loved the character design I gave Seafoam. She looked like she belonged in Stardew Vally, like the game creator made her.
The early game is much more tedious and grindy than it is later on. You have to focus more to get the most out of days. I can see why the game didn't instantly become one of my favorites.
I want to see how much I can do in 2 years. I think I'll marry Penny this time, or maybe Leah. The only girl I like nearly as much as Abagail is Robin, but she's married. It felt weird not kissing Abagail on sight lulz.
Though I don't know if Stardew Valley will make it into my top 10 games, I have to say I've talked about it more than any other game. I'm not usually into things that are this much about details. I'm willing to do much more tedious, repetitive, mundane stuff in this game than I am in most games.