I will always consider Hungary as my home country, although I love the UK too.
So, to answer your question, I have to say: Hungary is extremely insecure. Due to the local politics (I gues you have heard about the country in the news in the past weeks/years, too!) it is just falling behind and getting the worst reputation ever. Sometimes I feel that Hungary is a dark and terrible place with a fearsome regime - although this is not the case.
As you said, I don't want this to be too political either, but I have to admit that the present government does everything incorrect and it seems like local people got tired of everything now. They can't step up, they don't try to support for each other and 'fight' for their rights - they faded and accepted everything that makes them incredibly sour, sad and negative.
I wish I was able to do something to get out that beautiful and in fact fun country from this deep and hopeless pit in which it is now.