Yes, I'll be giving up a rent-controlled apartment 50% under market value. But SD is that awesome.
By the way, is it really as expensive to live in San Diego as I imagine?
I moved to OC from Oklahoma. 1400 sq ft. home in OK = 130k, in OC, 500k. With variations depending on area, of course, but in general, yes very expensive. Taxes feel about the same -- I think CA has higher state income tax, but the difference wasn't terrible. Then there is gas prices...and traffic. And the toll roads are stupid expensive.
BUT, at least it's not San Francisco expensive :)