anyodan8675 t1_j86jivi wrote

The thing that I think many people on this sub don't understand is that Maine culture is rooted in a tradition of never changing ANYTHING! It is one of the things that has kept Maine underdeveloped and therefore a desirable place to live. Maine has always welcomed visitors but has always at the community level discouraged "transplants" or "people from away". It's not as much NIMBY, as "it's always been that way and it should not change". People want to come to Maine because of the way it is. Rural, quiet, and backwards in many ways. Maine has had this pervasive attitude as long as I can remember. Most Mainers resist change.