I can see why people are passionate I am too. But I can also see why for some people Adelaide is boring and that's fine.
I've got to comment though on the shop opening hours thing. My SIL always complained too as she lived in Sydney for ages and thought it was rubbish hours. I disagree as supermarkets are open until 9pm Monday to Friday. Do people really feel lost if they can't but clothes and shoes and furniture and appliances etc (non-essential items) any night of the week?
I do think that 11am is a bit late for Sundays though, but I'm sure we can all survive without all shops being open after 5pm.