What type of job market are you looking for?
Construction is SSLLLOOOWW in the Springs right now. My dad has been laid off for 3 months, he was an estimator for a framing company.
From what I've seen the tech jobs in that area aren't much better looking. I'm in telecom and I live in Castle Rock, but I have to work in Denver.
On the up side, you'll be much happier. From what I gather from friends the schools are pretty good, there is one district that has a lower rating, but I can't remember the number right now.
I moved from San Diego 3 years ago, won't ever move back to Kalifornia. In fact I rarely go back out there, maybe once a year.
The pace of life is much better, but the cost of living seems to be about the same. Housing is cheaper, especially now with the downturn in the economy.