To the one who onions things:
While every word of what you said above may be true, it's still better than what most cities have going - even many of the big ones. With that in mind, the Bay Area scene - even with all its warts, granted - is still probably better than what most folks on this forum have access to.
Beats the fuck out of Cleveland, I can tell you that much.
EDIT: @ The Tony - that's a beautiful Leopard. Those guys catch it by accident, or what?