Richmond is a lovely town! Very midwestern... But, HELLO, it is in: the MIDWEST. East-coast snobs love to hate it. West coast sophisticates love to hate it. But go to the campus on a pretty day and look out at the sunset over the Gothic-style Wayne County Courthouse: a view worthy of Hollywood. Allow yourself to enjoy the Pizza King or the Dairy Queen (a PROPER Dairy Queen, with glittery tiles and walk-up windows and signs marked with plastic letters). Appreciate the mid-sized, friendly, unpretentious town for what it is. It is a very pretty town, with some great, historic buildings and neat spots to discover if you're "of a mind."
No, not terrible at all. Very nice. YMMV, of course.