For me, I live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. I think it has all my expectations of my hobbies and interests in this metropolitan area I'm living in. I live in the San Fernando Valley area of the Los Angeles metropolitan area which is the most boring area of L.A. area. There are some cities in the L.A. area that have good quality of life. There are cities in the L.A. area that have large Asian populations and offer east Asian culture such as; Monterey Park, Torrance, and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley. Cities in the L.A. area that have good quality of life such as; Burbank, Torrance, Cerritos, Monterey Park, and Simi Valley. Since this metropolitan area of Los Angeles relates to my interests and hobbies; it has an anime convention in downtown L.A., it has some smaller cities that have good quality of life, and offers Japanese popular culture & east Asian culture. It also has good museums, and great amusement parks in the metropolitan area. It also has a great film industry based in Burbank and the Hollywood area. Except, parts of the metropolitan area of L.A. has crime and bad areas which is mostly in South Los Angeles, Compton, East Los Angeles, northeast & central San Fernando Valley, Harbor area, Long Beach, Pomona, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and southeast Los Angeles. For me, I think the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area is a great metropolitan area to me in my opinion. For XLN members, what do you think about this metropolitan area in southern California?