It's a shit hole. Another reason I'd like to leave
I just drove through NM twice.
Got a hotel room in ABQ, and I agree. Its a dirty town, I've never liked it.
I dont mind Sante Fe though, although I've only ever spent about 3 days there.
But I'm pretty sure if I spent any length of time there the artsy-fartsy allure of the place would quickly wear off after being surrounded by liberals all the time.