Surprise! Computer games ship with imperfections and then they -- get this -- receive a patch! Maxis' Spore just got its third patch, the cleverly titled "Patch 3," which fixes the following bugs:
Additionally, to make it seem less like a "we fixed some broken crap" update and more of a "really neat new stuff for you" update, they're throwing in 24 free exoskeleton limbs for the Creature Creator. Presumably, now you can create that guy you see in the header.
And it's finally all coming together.