I totally agree with you Jimmy. That's not to say MI doesn't have its upsides. The state parks and nature in MI is beautiful. Hunters from all over the Americas go there for the hunting and camping. I think tourism will be their new top industry.
I will say I love the sun, love the heat and love the water, but when I was considering moving to FL the one thing that bothered me was the lack of seasons. Change is good, no change is boring.
That said, biz is biz; work is work. MI will have a rough go of it for at least the next 10 years, if not the next 20. I can't imagine trying to start off in law there, the judicial infrastructure is crumbling along with everything else. I do know people moving back there though, so maybe its not as bleak as we think it is.
Maybe we're both wrong though, pslaw probably has a more inclusive perspective.