A couple of my friends' brothers live down there, both I think went to UCSB, one for sure, and have stuck around. I like the Valley's closeness to everything I could want to get to and a fair COL. There are a million reasons to not want to live here, and I agree with probably just about all of them, it's just that this is home. I got the joke, by the way, I'm used to it. I make the same ones about Bakersfield.