I have a job offer in Madison. When I visited in August I was very impressed with the downtown area, the university, the culture, the restaurants, the politics (I am progressive), the lakes, the people (they seemed friendly) and the overall vibe of the city. After reading some of the postings on the "Living in Madison" forum, I have become a little weary. How bad are the winters (typically)? Is it difficult to meet people? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!!