I must admit to only ever having visited South Australia under duress or to watch cricket, but it appears to me that it is a state going nowhere quickly, and Adelaide it's epitome.
It has no convict culture to speak of and any Australian authenticity exists merely to pander to the hoi polloi of the arts, intelligentsia and those who would pass judgement on their fellow Australians, such as thesbians and left wing politicians.
A place full of toffs, trots and old money with a mish mash of failing industries is not a good look for a modern Australia.
I believe it has a high unemployment rate and a high number of the idle rich living off their familial investments.
Queensland and West Australia are crying out for skilled intelligent workers, of which I presume there are many in and around Adelaide, presently being laid off by overseas companies.
I believe it has a high percentage of descendants of Indigenous, British and German stock, whose kinsmen are fully employed in the booming states in mining and energy industries.
The eradication of Adelaide with the preservation of the Adelaide Cricket Ground, and the movement of the population to the Galilee Basin, Carnarvon, Pilbera and Curtis Island to name but four, would be beneficial.
South Australia could become a part of the Northern Territory and achieve it's true potential in the Australian story.
With a capital, further north.