I personally have over 5k of cc, but that's because I am a CC addict. It runs well on my gaming laptop. The only long loading time I have is right when I load the game and that takes like 5 minutes (unlike TS3 where it would take up to 20 minutes on my old PC with just as much CC). In game the loading times with all my CC is less than 30 seconds still, even loading my save takes less than a minute--which has never been the case for TS3 for me. Motherlode works, and I use testingcheats and then right click the mail box and do maxmotives that way. I don't think maxmotives is a cheat in TS4. I do suggest getting MC Command Center
if you are going to do a Legacy. Also Andrew's Pose Player and the Teleport Mod
. bb.moveobjects on does not mean you can move sims. The teleport mod has to be used for poses, and there's a slight learning curve to it.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog. Hope it inspires you to keep with the game. And I'll answer any questions!