As a local I would just say sourdough is the stuff of tourist boards and rubes. Don't really see it hyped that much here. And SF magazine. Lefty, The Bay is what it is. All the bad things you mentioned are legit but it is still pretty awesome. Perhaps somewhat less so for those coming from a proper metro area but I really do love it. So does Matt despite his grumpiness. If you can check out the East Bay or Marin. Better weather and nicer houses in the East Bay and better neighborhoods. Great weather in Marin and once you get a little West you get some wonderful outdoor/city living options. I'm going to listen to you because you have excellent taste in dogs. I was hoping for a loft but there only seems to be one area - SOMA - and the six I saw were pretty uninspiring. Honestly, I found every neighbourhood rather small and tired. I did have dinner in Mill Valley (home of BJ Hunnicut!) which seemed a little like the Hollywood Hills and maybe I can get a hipster doofus mid-century modern, but again, the waiter was a pain in the ass who gave us his life story. If I move there maybe I should use this for my avatar? Hope you move again before the earthquake hits. Wait, what?