Surrey is Boring
According to the Lonely Planet guide to the UK, Surrey is boring (reported in the Telegraph, although the Orange Travel Blog got there first). Having grown up in Guildford, I have to agree to some extent. Surrey is picturesque, it's accessible, it's safe, it's comfortable, it's convenient, it's (reasonly) well managed, but none of that make it exciting.
I do wonder what an exciting county looks like, but I can agree that Surrey isn't it. Generally what I hear about Guildford is "it's good for shopping" - a nice enough mantle, but not exactly resounding. If you ever hear about Surrey heartlands in the news, it's usually introduced as "Leafy Surrey", as if nothing happens in Surrey except the sound of the leaves growing on the trees.