I think the whistling wind and smell of tumbleweed should be telling you something!
In the absence of anything better here's my view. My experiences go back to the mid-80s, but I think they're probably still relevant.
1 Mech Bde was and probably still is a good unit, if you like Armd Bde HQs (with armd SANs) - the bit that got me was...... Tidworth (what a dump). Didn't suit me but it depends on what you want to do when you're not working - some people liked it because they could go home for the weekend. In my days the pads accommodation was a tip - but they must have upgraded it - a bit like Coronation Street on a bad day (you don't state your circumstances).
I was used to the Germany/NI way of life when I went there and found it alien that everyone legged it on Friday afternoon. I was used to playing sport and socialising at weekends. As is often stated on this board - get stuck in, a good unit is what you make it - be positive and give it your best shot. At least it'll make the time pass quicker!