Anywhere you go is what you make of it.
I’ve had a blast in tiny towns as well as big cities.
Everywhere has its good and bad, and I’m well aware of all aspects of WNY, NYS etc., I still love it here and we choose to stay.
Every city can’t be Miami or Dallas or NYC or LA., and I don’t understand the “tribalism” of such places as in “I’m from (‘big’ city), therefore everywhere else sucks!”. Well fantastic then, when you’re done visiting and/or dumping on places like Buffalo, you can go back and feel superior again!