I may have disliked Lincoln when I moved here. (I'm certainly warming up to it!) These people not only have the small town feel...but they WANT the small town feel. Something I will not understand. I prefer a city myself. And since Lincoln is growing (even though they refuse to recognize it) the place just gets more packed with cars, and yet they keep the "main streets" one lane.
However, they are still a college town. The downtown area is now my favorite, its more artsy than I ever realized, they have great summer events, and the bike paths are amazing.
The farmers market is what warmed me up to this little city.