I'm like zt0117 above - I live in relatively small city and have an 8 mile commute one way. I leave early enough in the morning that it's a nice ride, and when I leave it's before the rush hour. It's never stop-n-go traffic, so it's a nice way to unwind a bit. If I lived and worked in a larger area like you're describing, yeah, I might not do it either.
Current: 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050, 2008 Yamaha WR250R
Former: 2008 Suzuki V-Strom DL650, 1982 Honda XL250R, 1980 Kawasaki KZ750, 1978 Yamaha SR500