An interesting story. However, as a person who works a high tech job here in the ‘hinterlands’ i.e. Raleigh-Durham North Carolina, there’s no way I would move to San Francisco. Quality of life here is way better. Most days I telecommute and when I must go in to the office, its a ten minute drive. Plus, also a short drive to both the mountains and the beaches. I’ve also spent a lot of time in Nashville. Nice place to live as well, generally speaking.