It's quite fun. I tried out the demo and was instantly hooked.
It's a clever concept, and it reminds me a bit of programming (that could just be my background talking, though). --- The programming Buddhist. Need help with some coding? Ask away. Proficient in C++ and Java.
I'm a prorammer too, i agree it's a lot like programming, especially when it shows you how you compared with others, makes you want to optimize it or get less symbols(similar to playing code golf). --- *THIS SIG INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK*
Much as I hate pointless bumps...this board is way too dead. Bought SpaceChem. Loving it more than any other puzzler I've played in a very long time. I agree, optimizing cycles and symbols is practically addictive. Every map I finish, I spend an hour figuring out a more efficient way to get the same results, then another hour optimizing that. So many hours of fun~ --- Proud Hikikomori. It's not a mental disorder, it's a lifestyle choice.