Yeah, I can see why you'd want to stick to what's around you. From my experience, even getting to see the Misceo was a pain. There are 3 Raleigh dealers by me, but none of them had any misceos. I had to drive to a dealer who actually had one.
Compare that to a Trek FX, which I'm betting almost anyone in this forum is within 20 minutes of. Which brings up a related point, something I've noticed with my Jamis. If you get a Trek FX, there will be a wealth of info online about every little thing. Now if you want to just get the bike and go, not bothering to modify much or go searching forums after you get the bike, no biggie. But if you're planning on making upgrades/changes and looking for help online, there will be tons more FX-specific answers.