I live in the Berkshires, its a great place. Alot of country side, great for hunting, fishing, atv riding. Some years i dislike the long winters, but the long winters make you value spring, summer and fall. Im glad i was born here, even though the state laws are kind of over compensated.
Diversity of thought, culture, people and food. I have friends in the area from all over the world and only need to drive about 40 minutes tops to get any kind of food I want, experience great art and meet people from almost any part of the world. I also love the historical nature of this area. I live in a house older than your grandpappy.