Everywhere has a climate. There's no escape. Cali is very soft and sweet but the dryness plays havoc with my sinuses and skin. Californians look at me funny like I have some disease when I say I'm moving to Houston. When I was there my sinus pain evaporated.
Also, my debt will evaporate. I come from a not rich family (to say the least, mostly grew up on welfare). To enjoy Cali to the max it's best to be earning over $500 000. Living without support from family below that level seems to suck. If you think there's much difference on that score between a poor grad student and a not too badly off professor, think again. That's the trouble with class, it's a great divider. There's a distinguished prof coming to UCD who can't even sell his house elsewhere in Cali as it's so upside down.