I found these shirts in a Yahoo! store, and I think the contrast to the I <3 NY shirts sums it up for me.
I have no reason to complain about LA though, the people have been nice, the weather spectacular and I'm having fun, It's just not the City. In fact, I don't feel like Los Angeles is a city at all. It's not like a Chicago, London, Boston or SF, since there's no central-ness to it and is missing that city feel. Instead, it's like one big suburb with an occasional tall building and no public underground system. After all, what other city is this close to snow topped mountains and beaches? Yes, that part is very cool, I just don't think of LA as a city, never mind like The Big Apple.
I'm going home to get my fix though at the end of July for a friend's wedding. Yay! I can't wait. Gonna see my friends and family too.