Here's a reason to go out and buy the August 20th issue of the New Yorker: An article on light pollution!
I sincerely hope you've seen the Milky Way lately. I fear for you if you've never ever seen it.
I can count the few times I've been awed in my life on my fingers -- and several of those were seeing the Milky Way in a dark sky.
Planetary Society Blog article #1
Planetary Society Blog article #2