I am a 33 year-old professional who travels quite a bit. I moved to NYC after traveling europe for 3 months. I lived in LA prior to that and was born/raised in San Francisco.
The most shocking thing so far has been how nice everyone has been. Was a bit worried about that coming from land of the "hi how are you's".
Id guess Im like most 30 year-old americans: I like sports, drinks with friends, poker, running/gym, social debate, afternoon coffee with a friend, etc
Life Motto: pick something, work hard, treat others well and things usually turn out ok
I lived without Sportscenter for 4 months and it was brutal.