I do know about the area, we have family that live there, what part of that doesnt register with you, plus I lived in Tai Mong Tsai for a number of years, and they are completely different area's, that appeal to different people.
I like your nice and quiet comment, there are plenty of locations in the NT that have that advantage, thats why some of us choose to live out here... So far away lol. Hmm 35kms from central in fact. Which is about the same distance that Sai Kung, Disco Bay, Tuen Mun are from the city... In most developed 1st world countries, 35km from anywhere is not classified as far.... But it is here..
And not everybody commutes to central each day, in fact most people here commute the opposite direction, either airport, Shenzhen, or local area's like Tsuen wan or Tuen Mun City.
Each to his own locality needs.