Snowklinger, I'm 31 years young and from the WA, aka: the PNW. Therefore I fit into none of your categories.
Amsterdam was just a place I wanted to visit while I was in Europe for my second time. The weed out here will put to shame whatever CO thinks is it's best, I can assure you of this. I'm not out getting baked every day or anything, but I know what we've got here, and I know what comes from other places, and quite frankly, we win. Also, we had legalization on last years ballots, and it will be on this years as well. We've had Medical for quite some time now. In fact, we've had it longer than CO.
Don't just assume that because someone has been to Amsterdam, all they have is mid grade at best.
I will agree though, the naming is ridiculous. I have a bunch of patient friends who always some crazy something with them. I, like you, don't care what it's called so long as it gets the job done.