While I'm amused by such places, I don't have anything against them. It's easy to make quasi-philosophical arguments about their lack of character compared to "true" downtown spaces like Ybor in Tampa or Berkeley here, but it misses a fundamental point: suburban developments can't be built with the character of a place that's been around for fifty, sixty or a hundred years. Attempting to build them in a style that's attractive, functional and moderately respectful of what made pre-suburbia downtowns successful is arguably the lesser of two evils when compared to a typical shopping mall.
So, did I find anything interesting at Santana Row, you might ask? Eh. Some interesting restaurants, so I'm sure I'll end up there again. I visited Tommy Bahama looking for Hawaiian shirts and found it stunningly overpriced (a good 25% more expensive than Reyn Spooner, the canonical made-in-Hawaii brand).
Today was spent--mostly doing nothing, with a bit of cleaning thrown in. Revar did more cleaning work than I did; I cleaned the floor of Glum's old room, but the hardwood floor is in bad shape. It may need to be completely refinished, although it's possible it can be reconditioned--neither of which I know how to do, and the former of which would really be the landlord's responsibility.
Well, I seem to have watched most of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by accident, and it's quite past time for sleep (not that I usually manage to make it to bed before now).