I like how the last Creator set that I bought (the Log Cabin) came with a minifigure, because to me it went more along with the other lines in "Legoland" (the rest of the minifigure lines). This one actually has a table and chair too. So instead of solely having odd shapes which are meant to represent the idea of the actual object, it had some practical applications that went with the rest of my sets.
What still bothers me in the Creator sets in general though, is the shrubbery and the super angular stylized items. This set, for example, has a mailbox (is it a weird boombox?) that just looks odd to me. Or what about the basketball hoop in that other house set? The shrubbery as well is always little dots for flowers, and grey cheese pieces for rocks. If you're going to include an angular dark grey piece for rocks, why not just include a rock piece? Why not include actual flowers?
Look what you can do with traditional shrubbery:http://www.brick-town-talk.com/2011/02/i-live-on-land-and-sea.html
It would be interesting to see how many people buying the houses in the Creator series actually enjoy the accessories the way they come vs. how many people switch them to fit into their other minifigure lines.
Don't get me wrong, in general I like the Creator series, since it's the closest thing I get to being able to grow my Town. And I do like being able to build three different sets out of the one. But I have to ask, is anyone actually a fan of the way they do the shrubbery and accessories in these sets?