Silverpike writes "The Boston Globe is running an article about how life really is in Silicon Valley. Why would you want to live in a place where you live like a pauper on a great salary? This is the first time I've seen this in print, despite the fact that engineers/IT people have felt this for several years. " I read a recent Rolling Stone piece on much of the same issue - how much it costs to live in the Valley. It's an incredible place to be, but it's also more expensive than almost anywhere.