Having lived in LA for 30 years, it's just gown downhill in terms of traffic and self-absorbed people. Not to mention city politicians that no longer support the needs of the politically moderate. We've figured that we can move to an area that has all of the usual corporate brands nearby, and an airport that can connect to the three main hubs here in the West. Live cultural amenities may not be at the same level as in LA or SFO, but the prices don't have the same gouging factor. All in all, we're expecting better bang for buck in our current lifestyle.