Hey Kima- you live in Park Hill? I live in Hilltop! I had no idea we were nearly neighbors.
Moved here nearly 5 years ago from Boston (got a great job offer). I like it, although as a city I still think that Boston is more my style- more compact, great public transportation, more diverse, more intellectual energy, no interest in the Broncos (a bizarre religion here that I cannot stand) a little more "old world" and established, (of course, also more expensive, more frenetic pace, more frustrating, etc- everything has a trade off). I absolutely love the access to the mountains, obviously, and never would have skied 40 days a year in Boston and climbed 14'ers at least twice a month in the spring and summer. The weather is nearly always great, and despite having a high level academic position, nobody begrudges you taking days to head up to ski or climb or whatever, since they are all doing it too. My wife, however, really misses living near the water.