The News and Observer has a good article on the hordes of fans who have descended on the RBC Center only to find that there's nothing there:
Thats from an Indiana grad. Who lives in Hampton, Virginia. And finds Raleigh the sticks. But my favorite quote is from a city council member sure development is right around the corner:
Walk? Now it's been seven years since I last had a 919 area code, but I get back there every once in awhile and there hasn't been a walkable anything built in Raleigh for twenty years. Just big roads, big malls, and an Atlanta of the not-as-South. You built the arena out by an interstate - where are people going to walk from?