1UP got to play Spore in Leipzig. I totally missed Spore even though I watched quite a few games at the EA stand. Maybe it was only for the press, I don't know.
It sounds cool, I just hope there is going to be a Mac version, otherwise I won't be able to play it until I upgrade my Mac to an Intel model.
Also, note that according to the preview, the game is done and all EA are doing now is polishing it until its release in spring 2008. Over 6 months, not bad.