I grew up 90 miles west of Chicago, so I know what serious humidity is. I've even experienced 95% humidity at temperatures of 40° while in the Navy cruising through the Aleutian Islands.
Oklahoma would be nice(r) if it weren't so damned windy. When my g/f was here last week she made a comment that it was "really windy" and was surprised when I said, "Believe it or not, this is a light breeze".
Oklahoma is a Red State, which is fine in some respects, but too much of the population believes everyone needs Church'n, should read the Bah-bll every day, should be praying all the time, and that US law was derived from the 10 Commandments. That may sound ridiculous, but I'm dead serious. Read up on Sally Kern
for a smattering of how the populace thinks. The population, as a whole, are very, very narrow minded.
The trees are still green here, which again, surprised the g/f. I told her fall lasts about a week, maybe two (in this area) and although a few trees will change color, most just go from green straight to brown and drop their leaves. It's always humorous, to me, when the local news people talk about how "beautiful" Oklahoma is in Autumn. Uh, right. Maybe to the eastern part of the State, really close to Arkansas.
Employment diversity is better than it was when I first got here, but there are still problems/issues. I've had a light job search going on since the spring with only a few scant leads. I've been hit with a lot of offers from recruiters for positions out east, and considering I'm one of the few Cobol programmers on this planet under 50 years of age, I could rake in some cash working on legacy code out east. That's been a big driver for me.
So, therein is a majority of my motivation. Would still want something 5+ acres so I can play w/ tractors and such.