Hooray, we’re back on track again Chris 😛
Regarding towns like Coin, Alahaurin etc, many of them have pretty ugly outskirts, industrial areas (similar to any country there),unfinished buildings and cranes still, then they have their main shopping streets, but, and I do think that many visitors do miss their old towns in the heart of the buildings. We always seek these out for little shops and restaurants/bars, and often there is a small square or two to sit in, very attractive too.
We know people who live in these areas and have never visited the old towns which seems a waste. We find that prices are better value where the locals shop generally. 😉