I've heard this a lot from Back Easters who later returned Back East, or wanted to. It's one of the things many people seem to hate about California. There are seasons here, though, and not just fire and flood. Different flowers and trees bloom at different times. The wind off the Bay changes, as does the quality of the sunlight. It's soft and subtle, but no less beautiful.

P. S. If you HAVE to have the damn snow, hop in a car and drive to the mountains! No problem.