Stay in Raleigh or move to the west coast?
I'm a happy person. I'm working on an awesome product that will be used by millions. I have coworkers that are nice and talented at what they do. I have an incredible girlfriend and a house that I pretty much built from scratch. Most days, I feel like I have it all.
And yet, I can't help but wonder what I might be missing out on. The level of innovation in the Raleigh-Durham tech scene is not the level I'd hoped it'd be when I moved here 7 years ago. To make matters worse, the growth of the city is sprawling, the politics are acrimonious and traffic is getting worse by the day. Apple bought 200 acres of land 5 minutes from me and decided they'd like to do absolutely nothing with it. Frankly, I don't blame them.
Has anyone on here hit the reset button and moved out to the west coast mid-career? Do you feel like it's made your life better? Worse?