There's definitely been a tradeoff. People don't want the growth but don't mind the cushy base desk job with great benefits. How many folks would be able to work for themselves and run an HVAC, plumbing or any trade/service business if not for the population boom. If not for the proximity to DC and base explosion, we may be dying the slow death like Crisfield or Pocomoke City seem to be going through. I agree they've overdone retail and done too much building up and down 235, but we aren't the only place doing it.This isn't aimed at you because you just moved here fairly recently, but that's what the people down here wanted in the beginning (I'm talking all three Counties). Then, once it happened, they looked around and asked "Who the #### allowed this to happen?". They got real pissed when people like me pointed out that it was them who did it.