I don't mean anything rude by this, rather, I just honestly would be interested in learning more about your perspective, (as a Californian).Good! lets keep the trend going. Now you guys know how it feels
Your several comments almost indicate that the dearth of a "good" (or "better") California is caused (at least in some big part) by people from other parts of the US, coming to California.
My impression, and I think at least very many other people's impression from across the non-CA U.S., is just the opposite: That California has caused its own undesirable aspects, directly by virtue of its own policies, laws, and culture.
(And I admit that "undesirable aspects" is totally subjective, and precisely what one person feels is awful, another person might treasure as wonderful).
Are you saying there is a widespread perception within CA natives, that the infamous things about California are actually the result of people from other states moving in ? Not having heard this before I'm curious.
I mean, I've heard Californian's refer in a very generic way to the annoyance of visitors - like people in San Diego saying how they feel about weekend visitors from Phoenix over-running the place and all.
But the ways we think of CA being distinctly California-ish, especially those touted as less positive, I haven't heard much of a feeling that they come from elsewhere, I always thought they were the result of die-hard Californians.