Spore was amazing. I got featured a couple times, but then I left when the trolls came and started the mass downvoting. How is it now?
I still play a lot because I'm some-what popular, I havee around 63 Spore subscribers. Not that much but MUCH better than what most users can get.
Also, @ your question, it's pretty bad. The MPN is flooded with bunnies.... I'm not lieing! This user named Sharples is mass uprating tons of bunny creations. ._. The MPN is also completly broken because so many users have figured out that they can have about 10 alts and mass uprate their poorly made creations.
Look for youself: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=view-top_rated_new
You may need to be logged in though, but I don't think so.
As for Spore updates/patches, sadly, Spore has not been patched since 2009. :( There has also not been a single new featured creation in over a year.
I still play though because I have fans and because I'm not getting mass downrated... Yet...
P.S: Just in case you're curious, this is my Spore page:http://www.spore.com/view/myspore/bjpiers