I feel for you Liam. Every time I have to go to Bucharest I prepare my self for the big city hostility. And it's mostly about Bucharest. Other big cities, like Cluj, or Sibiu, don't have this obvious hostility in them. Quite the contrary. I turned down a job just because of the fact that it was based in Bucharest.
I like the little town I was born in. It's in the beautiful Moldovian Region in Romania. Both near nature and near civilization. One thing we all aim for, I guess.