thanks - what would you say are the best things about it? that it's very diverse is about all i know...
I think it combines the good qualities of a big city (diverse makeup, food, arts stuff, etc) with elements of a smaller place - pretty laid back compared to cities in the US where I lived, lots of green spaces, not especially expensive, clean. I lived two blocks away from the financial district / my university, but my street had lots of trees and nice small cafes. People are generally really nice, too.
Not sure what it's like in terms of finding work.
The one thing that I was disappointed in is the music scene: there are a lot of good indie gigs, but in my experience dance music isn't very strong. Electro house seems to still be big (was when I was there in '10, at least), not that much in terms of house / techno (at least not that I noticed) aside from some good local DJs. That said, I think promoters are bringing in a fair number of dubstep / post dubstep DJs now, although I get the feeling that it's kind of bandwagon jumping and they'll move on to whatever else is popular next. There's a few good record stores, too.
sickboy could probably describe the city much better.