The lines on the map mean less than most people think. I have been following some back-and-forth criticism and support for the state of Maine. Most of the authors talk about Portland and south coastal Maine. That is really just Boston, extended. I have lived there and have lived in real Maine. They are different and there is not line on the map that defines the limits of Boston and where real Maine starts. Yeah, real Maine sucks unless you live there. It is just a different way of life. Few citified Yankees are going to get it and certainly nobody else from away will get it (well maybe some Alaskans). I moved away when I became an adult, but I understand the tradeoff. I am never sure I made the right choice.