I'm looking forward to seeing you again, and meeting the lucky lady. Last year @GolfLug's wife came in too, I haven't heard whether she's coming this year or not. My own wife will almost certainly be on the golf course well before us on Saturday.
I am just the opposite. I fare much better with smaller heads. More than likely because I came from the Persimmon era. I just don't like 460cc's of today, but am getting more used to them. I am a late bloomer in that regard. I have a fairly new Bobby Jones/Ortiz Black and love it.
I've driven in Boston too, in fact, just 5 months ago and last summer! The difference is people tend to weave around other people when stuck in traffic, just like China 5 years ago. They don't drive all that fast there. In that sense they're pretty safe and sane drivers. OTOH, the average IQ is pretty high in Boston from all the smart teachers and students living there.
LA during rush hour is pretty bad. Worse than anything in MD even near the DC/VA borders. I'm on vacation when driving my dad's Acura in MD/VA/DC traffic, and driving is really easy there.