I've heard plenty of people complain about New York state. The term "Smallbany" has been thrown around quite a bit, but ya know what? I'm a fan. I love where we live and I think a lot of the time it gets a bad rap from our townies who just like to complain.
I say all of that because there are plenty of areas that have it much worse off. In fact, MSN just compiled a list of each town, in each state that is the poorest. While we can complain about some stuff, I'm sure, it could be a whole lot worse.