As a Texan game dev it sure is nice to own a house and be able to eat.. houses here are 1/5 or less the price in Cali. Cali is a pretty state with lots of problems. I would rather see game companies spread out some and give Devs a choice of where to live ( not just in Cali ).
Back to riding my horse, drinking a beer, and looking at meh truck all with my cowboy hat on. =)