It has always been a mystery to me how ANYONE could live there, if one has the option to live elsewhere. Complete and utter mystery. It’s like a mass Stockholm Syndrome is going on, where everyone is being dupped into sympathizing with their captor.
Congrats for escaping it’s Svengali-like hold. You’ll never be happier, that first week of open spaces and lack of noise and realize it’s your new reality. Enjoy!