I live near it, in Boulder, but rarely fly out of it. Nothing wrong with the place as far as I know.... as for nearby cities, it's close to Lafayette, Erie, and down the road a bit, Louisville and Boulder. Denver is further.
When I've used KEIK, it's been fine. I would have liked their now-closed crosswind runway to be useable, but that's a minor gripe.
Boulder has plenty of local shopping and an excellent hardware store, McGuckin's. I rarely go to Denver.