I love the west coast runs - we have the Coastal starlight that goes the length of the Pacific, and the Zepher if we want to go back east. Not to mention the Capital Corridor that goes thru the San Francisco area, all the while ALL of the lines out here connect to public transportation. This is the deal breaker for we drivers - we don't have to pay attention for once.
Now if you live on the east coast and are not happy with your current runs, did you consider taking the ACELA, or trying a new route just because? Instead of complaining about what you don't have enjoy what you do or find a new route just because1