This is just a super quick post today to direct you here - http://www.skullspace.ca/blog/2012/11/skullspace-2-0-the-new-frontier/.
That's a post I wrote about SkullSpace - the hackerspace that me and several others helped found a couple years ago. We went down a "too good to be true" road, where we had a ton of space and super cheap rent. And, eventually, got bitten by it. We're in the process of moving, and started a fundraiser to make it happen.
Anyway, read the post! It's interesting. :)