Things I hate about Las Vegas:
It’s a city built in a place that is clearly not well suited for human habitation.
Its entire economy revolves around identifying people who are bad at math, and exploiting said weakness.
It is unspeakably hot, being in the desert and all.
That hot thing necessarily uses up unthinkable amounts of water and electricity. It is waste on a scale that is hard to fathom.
Its existence necessitates the destruction of unthinkable amounts of habitat suitable for non-humans, both there, and where the Colorado River used to empty into, for several million years.
Everything except super-high end food is mediocre. It’s just too far from anywhere to get fresh produce, so everything is WUA. Wilted Upon Arrival. Including the humans.
Because it is a desert, there is no green, no parks, no nada.
Things I like about Las Vegas:
To get people to stay in a desert and give away their money to corporations, the casinos have some very nice diversions and entertainment.
It is however the unofficial capital of magic, which is rather nice for those of us who like magic, so that’s why it gets two stars, rather than zero.
I was conceived shortly after my parents endured living there for three years.
Because it is so isolated, it is unlikely to spread throughout the rest of North America to the degree that it has within its own boundaries.
And finally, what I most like about Las Vegas? Easy. You can’t smell it from here.