I've tried a lot of Linux Desktops and Mint is the winner.
I've been paranoid lately that they are going to screw it up somehow...
need far less servicing
This is the big one.
Electric cars will be commodities like pc's and phones. Gone will be the days of thousand and thousands of dollars being drained away from car owners doing repairs, etc;
Mechanics, oil change places(Jiffy Lube, etc) will go out of business once the threshold is passed.
Since I am not California, indeed few people are, sounds like nothing to worry about.
I'm not California either, though I am from there...
Steve Jobs said two years ago that X is brain-damaged and it will be gone in two years. He was half right. -- Dennis Ritchie