I've been there many, many times! It's a liberal state. It's expensive. It's a beautiful part of the country. Winters can be quite cold especially in the mountains which is where I've spent most of my time mainly skiing. The last time I was there I skied in 26 below zero temperatures! Brrrrr.
Was just talking to a couple earlier in the week who have been in Vermont for their entire life. Haven't been myself but she indicated that although everyone she knows loves VT, part of the life of their community is that everyone is saving to retire in sunny FL. (sigh...)