I left the UK to take up a job in China. I settled here and over more and more visits back to the UK for business and to see family I realised that I could not live there anymore.
Crime is low here and naturaly the money goes further. In general I began to find the UK a bit of a depressing place. Overtaxed, expensive and with a nanny state attitude. Thats not to say you can do what you like here in the workers paradise.
I was more worried for Mrs SC's safety when I was in the UK as she has a bit of a rosey eyed view of the country. For myself a visit to Liverpool in May for a reunion confirmed that the big cities in the UK are scary.
I have never had to walk down a street at night here and fear being mugged.
On the move to Aus' hopefully in a couple of months and I have no intention to live in the UK.