The EU does have stuff. Food and booze and tobacco are available in abundance. Life in the cafes is unequalled. You may wonder what more could ever be needed.
For a geek the EU, at least the southern EU, does not have good discount computerware or marine ware.
So I am not upset with Europe, well no more than normal, but Europe just does not have good computer discount stores. Or chandlers. Or Walmart. Or Amazon. Or UPS. (EU shipping sucks totally by the way).
So Europe is a nice place but honestly I am too North American for this ever to be home.
It is so darn foreign :)