In my case, you'd be losing the arm. Been to FL more than once and if I left a toothbrush there, it can stay. While it isn't precisely the same as Florida, I lived in SoCal for a number of years, both as a child and adult, and the "steady" weather has no draw from me at all. I will give the edge to California in the area of variety however, since you can go surfing in the morning in February and if your of a mind, hit the slopes in the afternoon for some skiing or boarding. I don't know of very many other places in the world where that can be done. All that aside, I prefer 4 seasons, even if I don't really care for shoveling snow from time to time.