I personally just don't find it as friendly and supporting. From what I have seen, I don't like most of the cities as much either (in my limited experience). Portland would be a good place to live if I had to move to the states though. Also, I just don't trust your justice system as much. Not that it would really affect me personally, but as a member of a society, your government works on your behalf using the justice system. I cannot condone putting people away for decades based on drug charges, and I cannot condone capital punishment. I do not want to live in a society where the majority of people don't seem to want equal marriage rights for homosexuals, or where intelligent design may end up being taught alongside evolution in schools (especially if I had children in those schools).