Well, you could ask all the millions of people who deserted their own state to move here. Maybe it's the climate, maybe the opportunity, maybe Hollywood, maybe the fact that EVERYONE doesn't live in LA and within 1 hour of my house I can be in a virtually deserted wilderness. I have to drive 5 hours to get to the beach, but everyone I talk to from somewhere else thinks we all live there (the beach that is).
Maybe it's because some of us live waaaaay out in the country, but can visit the city, and the city folks are intimidated by those of us who live in the woods.
Let's get serious folks, what the fark can you do in Iowa.
Please tell folks to VISIT California because we want them to go back home. Born and raised 4 generations here. Piffle