After just getting back from Hawaii, although loved the place I couldn't live there because the islands are to small and I love long cruises.
Hopefully you will meet Cliff and the others and have a cruise.
Honestly cost of living is high, I bought the car here, shipping from Seattle for my wife's Denali was close to 1100. Jobs are not that easy to find from what I gather. In stationed here (army) so I need not worry. But I love it here I do miss long drives, and street racing