We're responding to the conventional wisdom among NYC folks that NYC is TEH AWESOMEST PLACE EVAR
Yeah, that's not conventional wisdom. That's just a bunch of people, like you, who overhear others bragging about the city and generalizing about NYC. I don't know a single person here who is 100% satisfied with this place. I'm sure as hell not.
But yes, this thread has devolved into whining. Even you concede that NYCers conceded a few pages ago, "to each their own." By that rationale, you're just beating a dead horse at this point.