Sad thing is....you're right. More often than not, the people here are just looking forward to the weekends so they can party. What an existence. I would leave here in a "Hart" beat. :P As for being dumb..I just think the "aussie" accent itself just sounds dumb. Especially if you make no effort to talk properly. Can be a bad combination. Everything here is nicknamed..shortened or slang. Again not helping our rep.
Oh so tempted, but I wouldn't be able to fight the urge to discard every damn 2 sentence +Kat Hannaford article extolling the virtues of every single POC iPhone periferal/app/scratch and sniff case that she finds. (hint: all of them)