I used to stay in Castellon, North of Valencia, and not far from Villareal. Villareal just defeated Valencia 3-1, in a match where all goals were scored by Argentinians. One overshadowed them all, Villareal's Riquelme.
Now, some friend from Castellon sent me a message saying "Valencia sucks". These friends never said anything when Valencia took two titles last season, but obviously seem ready to rub Valencia's bad steam in my face. Screw them.
In any case, I agree that Valencia, under Ranieri, seems below the standard I am used to. It is depressing.