Well, not haveing lived in Kansas, I think that a different opinion might be nice for some people.
I live in Missouri, 19 minutes from Kansas. Literally. If I get off of I-44 and take the last exit toward Galena the first thing I see is the new casino with a very stupid round-a-bout right in the middle of a 60 m.p.h. road! They have another one just west of there, on the west end of Riverton. I don't know who decided to put them in, but I think that they should have their big toes cut off!
Seriously! Why would someone put something like that in the middle of a highway? And yes, roads like K69 are highways in Kansas. There is not much in the way of interstate highways in Kansas unless you enter into the state from Kansas City, Oklahoma, or Nebraska. Kansas is filled with two lane highways, that unlike some, I enjoy. I love looking at the scenery.
Kansas has some quiant widely unknown of attractions. Like the free zoo and park in Independence. It's a nice zoo with several different species of animals. The park right next to it has a train that gives people rides around the park and there are alot of toys for the kids to play on, including an out of service train engine. It's a place that my son and myself have enjoyed going to for years.
Kansas is full of farms and farmers. Everywhere you go people seem to have a sense of community. I went to a fair about an hour west of pittsburg and it was like an episode of Andy Griffith. Everybody seemed to know each other. It was nice to see that. You don't get to see that often enough any more.
Overall, I would say that Kansas is a nice state to live in.