I'm really sorry its not for you but as you say our needs are different to yours. Our kids are still very young. You are spot on with the transport problems. Its almost as though the powers that be believe that if you don't live near the beaches or city you don't need buses or trains. Its almost as if it is assumed everyone drives.
I don't see your post as negative as it is honest. It also shows that Adelaide will not be right for everyone and how can it be? We are all different people with different needs. I wish you well finding the place that is right for you and your family.