The traffic is "my personal hell," said one person we asked. Jessica Stein

Everyone knows Seattle is great. The mountains, the water, the Space Needle, the Pike Place Market, the way people gripe like it's a pastime. Seriously, if you're ever stuck for a conversation topic, gripe about something—and in no time, someone else will join you. There are a million and one gripes Seattleites have. Here are a few I collected last week when I asked around (all the redundant ones about Amazon, which can be categorized under We Get the Point Already, have been removed).

• "Mercer Street is my personal hell. From the Space Needle to the freeway, it's 1.5 miles and it takes 1.5 hours at 5 p.m." —Sarah, real-estate agent

• "The lack of reasonably priced yet tasty Italian food." —Caitlin, PR specialist

• "The rain." —Teague, tech start-up employee

• "Anyone who complains about the rain." —Cole, server

• "I dunno, there are a couple of places I just can't stand." —Nicole, business development associate

• "How early it gets dark in the winter. But that's okay if that's the worst part of Seattle." —Nancy, retired therapist

• "Seattle's inability to persuade the state to enact climate change mitigation legislation." —Michael, government worker

• "Its beard phase. Also, people who never leave Capitol Hill. Like me." —Hannah, web developer

• "The University of Washington." —Jared, a University of Oregon grad

• "Lack of strip clubs where you can drink. Portland has them, including gay ones. Why can't we?" —Chris, journalist

• "Taco Bell on 90th and Aurora. They've burned me the most." —Nicole, business development associate

• "I wish public transit was better and dog owners picked up their dogs' shit." —Some guy on Reddit

• "The dog poop. I swear, it's to the point now where I wish if you're caught leaving dog shit on the sidewalk (both straight from the tap or wrapped in a bag), you get your dog taken away. Too bad, so sad, pick up your dog's poop!" —Some other guy on Reddit

• "It's hard to find really good Mexican food." —Antonio, research assistant

• "I think my least favorite part of Seattle is what an echo chamber it has become for people with progressive ideals (and I say that as one of those people). Intelligent disagreement hones our ideas and makes our thinking better. We've lost that. I find it impossible here to push back on an argument I find flabby (or ill-formed, or just unrealistic) without getting pushback of the 'How could ANYONE BUT a racist/homophobe/misogynist/idiot/Republican think...' variety." —Margot, tech executive, born and raised here

• "The worst part of Seattle for me is that there are bikers. But also my inner turmoil that I don't want them to die. I want the bikers to be able to bike, but when I drive, I'm annoyed." —Sylvia, passionate driver

• "I'm sad we don't invest more in public transit." —Harry, owner of a convertible

• "Why don't we have any fucking weed cafes?" —Francisco, student

• "The Stadium Station light-rail stop is too far from the stadiums, personally." —Nicole, business development associate

• "The people in Seattle who hate Seattle." —Dylan, former teaching assistant