North Florida does suck, I must agree. And not having a car in Tally is a major pain in the a$$. But Tally can be great. Especially if you are a football fan I agree that if you want to practice in FL, it is the clear choice. It sucks to choose the more expensive school but this is the rest of your life you are talking about. You will work the money thing out. And the school will be much cheaper after the first year when you become in state.
The general consensus is that you should go to school as close to where you want to practice as possible. If you know where you want to practice, that is.
I'd like to go to FSU... I've been complete for a while... How long did it take you to go from complete to decision?