Dear Gag me with a Fork,
I'm writing regarding your response to the re-re-suggestion of a Love the Way We Love column.
If you wish to see the world as "jaded and nasty" and think that a bitching column is "relevant" and "intriguing," that's your perogative. May I suggest that instead of pissing on another point of view (though I'm sure you feel your comments are very intriguing and relevant!) that you merely skip over reading about us "self-help book victims" and read, oh, I don't know, whatever else takes your fancy. I promise, a column like that won't hurt you if you don't read it.
And, hello, Coast people? If you are really committed to supporting the culture here, how about that Love the Way We Love column already? At least you could put up a request for submissions and see what you get. I'd love us all—OK, OK, GMWAF, no worries, we won't include you—to see if we can shift out of complaint mode and into a celebration of how we all get to live in one of the nicest and most beautiful places on the planet.