You'd have to be WALL-E to feel giddy about calling this little industrial corner home.I'm with you: Boston needs Everett to be a success story (along with several other communities nearby). And we need visionaries to take crazy chances like this.
Real-estate-analyst types who don't think it's an issue if someone earning $100k can't live anywhere near the city center / employment centers are not rooting for Boston. They are just caught up in their job of caring whether certain numbers look "very attractive." That's their prerogative.
It's not yours/my concern whether this particular developer's numbers look "very attractive." If this developer needs to sell/rent at below Somerville rates to occupy this building, but the result is a systemic improvement of the greater-Boston-housing-employment-quality-of-life ecosystem, then it is a win for the majority of us. I'd be careful citing personal examples to folks with a different worldview than this, they'll come back with some argument about how your situation isn't "very attractive" in their realm. Don't listen to them. Your situation is great and I wish you much happiness in your new home.
Additionally, Boston does not need blue collar Everett to succeed anymore than it needs white collar Brookline to succeed. These towns need Boston...