In the abstract, life in a wilderness where mild temperatures and lush vegetation prevails seems very satisfying. What could be unpleasant about living in paradise? The notion that I could thrive in a clearing even under blue skies and sunshine is slightly ridiculous.
In reality, my reality at least, there is a strong desire for bustling activity. I prefer to be surrounded by people and bodegas.
Anywhere else, I would feel so isolated. My ideal is not an academic nirvana but a gritty city.