I've joined English Forum in the wrong order, unfortunately. I've actually been living here (in the Chablais region near Montreux) for the past 5 years, and will be leaving soon.
I remember finding the forum very useful when I was planning my move to CH, and there's also great advice for leaving- thanks for that! I didn't think to join when I got here, and it looks like I missed out on a lively community. My loss! Anyway, as I'm flipping through the forums again, I figured that I should finally introduce myself. I've been a researcher in Lausanne, and am heading on to another job at another university in the states. It's been a great place to live, although arriving and departing are a bit complicated and stressful! I will miss the incredible scenery and mountain sports opportunities terribly!