Overall, I would say it's down from a decade or two ago.
Who else is buying a dozen macaroons in downtown for $50?
One quarter of Tesla Model S sales in Canada are from Vancouver.
Trades, apprentice, and tech grads from BCIT can tell you immediately where their source of growth is coming from.
Most of the negative sentiment comes from people who haven't adapted to the real estate-driven economy or haven't found a way to take advantage of the associated opportunities.