Dear "Anonymous" who claimed "the weather does NOT make you depressed": Seasonal affective disorder is a fact. Furthermore, for anyone who has lived outside the portion of the Pacific Northwest that is west of the Cascades, it becomes a year-round reality here. Not everyone was born here. I came to Seattle knowing what the weather would be like. Still, it was inconceivable to have that much dreariness and darkness. I'm in Seattle because it is awesome in many ways. The most awesome people seem live in the rainiest, darkest, coldest places. I'm here for all the awesome people and all the awesome things I can do here. I'm totally prepared for the horrible weather. I have learned to like it, but unlike you, I understand that others may be in for a shock. I'm sorry for you that your city is so awesome that other people wanna live here.