Note that I have only played games 1, 2 and the "Mansion Makeover" because I'm a computer-only player, I don't even have a mobile with Internet access and colored display and I enjoy not doing things most people do (such as drinking alcohol or having a modern telephone :P). My impression, particularly from "Gardenscapes 2" (the family photos, Austin as a very curious child, ex-hippie etc.), is that he is too complex a character to be credible as a mere butler and gardener. It would perhaps be more credible if "our alter ego" was eliminated and Austin himself was the protagonist, perhaps simply the inheritor instead of a mere servant...