The only people that have such a blind outlook on the south haven't been down here. That's all I got to say. Everyone I meet from up north tells me the same thing, "I had no idea it would be like this". They come down here, fall in love with the people, the weather, and overall cost of living, and have no intentions of returning up north. In fact, they try to get other family members and friends to do the same. Maybe I'm just speaking for Texas, but that's what it is here.