Just an observation on the debate so far.
It has been suggested that there are two choices:
a) living in a small flat in mid-levels, playing computer games, never going out and living a blighted, meaningless existence
b) living in the New Territories, owning a 4WD, exploring the countryside and living a meaningful life
I just wanted to suggest the possibility that it may be a little more complex than that.
For example, I have lived in HK for many years (both New Territories and, more recently, HK side), have never owned a car, and have regularly been camping, hiking and have explored pretty much every part of Hong Kong. If you've never lived in HK you may not realise just how easy it is to access the countryside using public transport. And if we want to take a load of gear to the countryside we just book a cab or a man-with-a-van.
So you got choices, that's all I'm saying.