I would just like to state once again for the record that I have never, ever heard anyone from/in Los Angeles who has never been to New York say that they hate New York.
Am I implying that the reverse can be heard? Why, yes. Yes I am.
And every time it happens, my respect for New Yorkers goes down a little bit. I guess it's like any wackjob extremist; you bring dishonor on your whole group when you say and do dumb stuff.
If someone told us they like a city where they have never been, we would think they were delusional. Why the hell isn't that true for dislike?