I agree. But it seems there's much more animosity from the north directed to the south. Whether or not there actually is, who knows. But as someone from the south, who has traveled all over much of the country (with the exception of the west coast), that is just the perception I personally have based on experience. But I'm the first person to gush about how awesomely nice my best friend's friends and the friends' parents were when I spent the summer of '98 in New York (Valley Cottage and Nyack, to be more specific). You'll find wonderful people everywhere. You'll find asshats everywhere. That's how it is all over the world.