I've been in Adelaide for 3 years now and have loved every moment of it - no regrets so far! Great people (largely), fantastic weather, well paid jobs and easy to get around etc. What more can you ask for?!
The answer to that is decent beer. Have any other Brits noticed just how bad Aussie beer is? Aussie's constantly criticise British beer for being warm (through their lack of understanding the difference between beer, largers, ales etc) and then confess to never having even tried British beer which is typically narrow minded of them. Push them a bit further and you generally find out that most have never left South Australia! Anyway, I’m digressing from the point. All Aussie beers are virtually tasteless – they have no hops, no character, no flavour and are always served as cold as possible to disguise just how bland they are. Everyone with half a brain knows that the colder a beer, the less you can taste so it’s pretty clear why everyone in Australia loves an ice cold beer!
Also, why do people use stubby holders? I’d understand if you were drinking a decent size bottle of beer that you might want to keep it cooler for longer, but when the vast majority of Aussie beers are served in tiny little glasses (which make my hands look huge) or in bottles with enough capacity for about 3 medium sized mouthfuls – why bother? I can’t imagine that anyone could possibly make a 375ml bottle of beer last long enough for it to get warm!
Take away the beer and the AFL (no offense!) and Australia is a great place to be!