I can't complain about my commute, because for LA it's relatively short. But once in a while the freeway traffic is a little heavier than I care to deal with after a busy day at the office. On those days I take Mulholland where it winds through the hills. It takes a little longer but I feel "unwound" and more relaxed when I get home than I would in the bumper-to-bumper 101. And the view's not bad either.