I sometimes wonder, are we talking about the same Bali?
And have no worries about Ubud. It is the cultural heart of Bali, and it will remain as such well after you and I, and most likely our kids too, are well gone from this earth.
The move, direction, resolve of local village banjars and the people of Bali is insurmountable. But of course, one would really have to know the Balinese to understand and appreciate that.
What happened in the south of Bali (and Jimbaran and the Bukit are part of southern Bali) has served as a giant wake up call for the rest of Bali.
A suggestion to casual readers of this forum…get to know the poster.
My Interview with Expat.com: http://www.expat.com/en/interview/292_roy-in-bali.html
Some of my Writings on Bali: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/deec0/