I set out to:
- Make it to year 3
- Max out all my character's stats
- Buy one of every building
- Have one of each animal
- Grow/Harvest each plant once
- Finish the dungeon quests
- Get married
- Have the biggest size house
- Finish the Community Center
I did all these goals except one by mid-winter in year 2, so all I had to do was play a bit more to get to year 3 and complete my final goal.
So now I'm "finished" with the game. I could totally keep playing and setting new goals for myself, or try to start knocking out achievements. But, at this point I have 60 hours logged in the game and I'm going to take a break. I can see how people could easily keep going and enjoying this game. Or even restarting at this point and playing the game while going down a different path with villager relationships or the Community Center.
For me, I'm taking a break. I bet I'll come back to this game either when the developer drops a major update or when he implements multiplayer in the future. I know I'm not actually done with this game, but it's definitely time to take a break.
If you still haven't played Stardew Valley you should really give it a shot. This is probably the best money to time ratio for any media I've purchased in a long time. $15 will get you the game on Steam.