Since August 9th, I'm living in Lyon. Bigger flat, cheaper rent. I still work in Paris three days a week, but the TGV only takes two hours to cover the 600 km or so. And I live withing walking distance of the Lyon-Perrache train station.
I'm also within walking distance (though a little further) of the "Café Perl", which is the usual meeting place of the Lyon Perl Mongers. I have yet to attend my first meeting, which should be real soon now.
I'm not sure Lyon.pm gained a lot by exchanging Rafael with me, though.