If you are going to the dirty and poverty-stricken cities on the US-Mexico border I understand why you feel this way but that is like saying, you hate California after visiting Death Valley. Mexico has some of the BEST and culture rich areas in the world, deeper into the country, small pueblos hold their look that was established by the French long ago. Hell, some of the most beautiful women in the world live in Guadalajara, Mexico- in this part of the world the elusive French-Mexican hybrid female exists...
Problem is, the cartel-induced violence is occurring in more than little out of the way nooks of Mexico where tourists never go, and it's spilling over the US border.
It's not that Mexico is doing nothing about this; on the contrary the current administration has been moving to wipe out the cartels, who are fighting back. This is why we're seeing the recent violence.
All I'm saying is that I'm not keen on going back to a place where I could robbed and killed because I'm a freakin' gringo with dinero. Or just happening to be in the wrong place when they cartels decide to host a public shootout.
For the record, I want to visit Death Valley. Desert was one of the reasons I hit Vegas last year. Yeah the city is decent, the hotels and casinos are amazing, but I also got out into the outlying desert. That is, rocky high desert; not the rolling dune seas I really wanted to see, but desert nonetheless.
As Buzz Aldrin said from the Sea of Tranquility...magnificent desolation.