Thanks Pete & Alessandro!
Pete, just hang in there and you will be rewarded with good seeing. Seeing is such a huge part of the equation it dominates everything else. I can assure you the seeing here does not come close to what I had while living down in the swamplands of SE Texas. I don't miss the bugs, dew and fog rolling in however! What we do have here is a lot of clear nights. Sometimes I go for months without getting a sharp blue frame, and the image posted here had a blue channel I can only rate as average, based on previous experience.
Everything minus real estate values, I'd pick SoCal!
Earlier in the morning I had the best seeing. There is an oval surprisingly high in the south polar area. This is also a WinJupos derotated RGB image, planetary south at top. Thanks to Darryl for his tutorial!
Thanks for looking!