Artvark1 wrote:Care to elaborate on why your wife hates it and what all the sneers are about?
It's cold here. Ridiculously cold. We're used to sitting outside on our deck studying and having some cold ones. The 4-5 months of hibernate weather can give you cabin fever.
Outside of that, we're a little bit older, so the undergrad scene is barf-tastic. It's not like we're from the most cosmopolitan of places, but at least we had a ton of decent restaurants in Orlando. We went to UF as well, and she's having a really hard time coping with a craptastic football team. I got dirty glares every time Threet or Sheridan threw an incomplete pass. That's a lot of dirty looks, my friend. UF winning the National Championship didn't help much (we both transferred from UF to UM).
Ann Arbor could totally be your thing -- don't let me bias you. It's pretty sleepy, the food is cheap (and sometimes good), the beer is plentiful (and also good), and I really like the people.