Here are some responses to your question, just know that they are not my responses or feelings. I just found them thought provoking and funny.
***Philadelphia, in short, is a pesthole seething with overdrawn accents and dietary conundrums; a place where no self-respecting person would abide unless it were either a matter of unfortunate temporary necessity, incarceration or Down's Syndrome gone wild. (The latter covers 90% of the population). The streets are filthy, the inhabitants are a pasty group of globally uninformed fat trolls, the sidewalks are littered with the dregs of human existence, passed-out on steam grates for warmth, and the climate is depressing. Everything is covered with a layer of grime.
***My pessimistic outlook of the Philadelphia area was a reaction to the sociology of the people. I have never realized that people can be the way they are in that state. I've never seen so many groups of people with so many social problems. I didn't meet a single person in Philadelphia that seemed normal to me. Most of the people in Philadelphia have very serious problems with their relationships, alcohol, illicit drugs and bad behaviors. I met the rudest, most psychologically flawed people I've ever socialized with. I've traveled all over the world and I've dealt with various levels of society. Philadelphia and Pennsylvania are a state of poor individuals both mentally and socially. What a horrible place to live and base your upbringing on.
I live in Philly, and it does have its problems, but it doesn't "suck".