Hi @bulavinaka -
I feel the same as you. I still think Park La Brea is cooler, from a historical perspective. But at the end of day, The Palazzo is not too obtrusive, I guess (except for 3rd St traffic). I wouldn't turn my nose up at living there (well maybe). It looks nice, has every modern convenience and is in a great locale.
I can't blame tourists or us for taking them to The Grove. The builders/architects did a good job of providing a contemporary space while maintaining the Original Farmers Market. It does show a cross section of middle-class Los Angeles culture, e.g. the people watching is great!
How's that for a glass half full mentality?