BruceWayne wrote:And frankly you've said on numerous occasions exactly that-- that locations other than NYC and SF (if even SF) suck. You then proceed to "prove" why they suck by saying stuff about the rest of the country, especially the South and Texas being "Hick" filled etc.
I will send you $100 if you can find a post where I have said anything even close to this (I don't count my gripes about Texas being conservative-that's not derogatory, nor is it untrue). I have never cast aspersions like "hick-filled." I have, however, made the exact same point that I'm making here: high COL is objective evidence that on average people find a place more desirable--that's why they bid up the COL.
I've also said there are places I'd never live--both urban and rural. I hate the weather in the south, otherwise I'd love Atlanta. Same goes for Chicago. And I really hate DC, LA, and SF. Again, this is the second point I made in this thread--that QOL is completely individual and subjective, so there's no such thing as a city with an objectively "high QOL," there are only cities that are more or less desirable on average, and the way you measure that is COL.