So. For all the "The Bay area of California is the BEST!" people out there I have but one thing to say:
Taxis and rental cars are not public transportation.
For a "metropolitan census area" that large, I can't believe that the BART and Caltrain are considered to be decent when you have to walk something like 12 blocks between the closest CalTrain and BART stations. And there's no connection to the airport. Yet. It's almost as bad as Dorval in Montreal. And most of the CalTrain stations have little to no transporation in the Pennisula towns to get to your final destination once you leave the train. It's a shambles.
Give me snowshoes any day. Better yet, let me move back to Hong Kong or London.