I've only really been to Boston, which is a nice city, though I prefer New York. No need to apologize to me about the comment. I was just joking (I hoped the exclamation point would make that clear). I don't get offended by generalizations about the U.S., especially online. I've heard much worse. I once had a guy yell at me that George W. Bush was worse than Hitler—and this guy was German! This occurred in Brazil, where everyone listened to American music and wore Levi's while denouncing the U.S. It's a complicated world.