Little did I know that, seven years ago, this post of mine would be such a popular place for people to vent on how badly Utah sucks. There are 68 comments on that post, some of which might as well be novels. I think the main reason for the number of comments is because the post comes up among the first few search results when people search for “utah sucks” on Google.
My stance on how badly Utah sucks has mellowed quite a bit in the past seven years. I still think it’s the people that give Utah a bad name (the land itself is wonderful), but I’ve learned to just ignore them and do my own thing. There are some good things about Utah–relatively low crime rates, liberal (hah!) gun laws, endless recreation opportunities, cheap housing (at least in rural Utah), and low cost of living.
Lately, whenever a comment comes through on that post and the person commenting mentions how happy they are to be leaving or to have left Utah, I just sit back in my chair and grin. They don’t know how good they had it.