This is too funny...
I live in San Diego, but I am in Michigan this week on business. I haven't seen blue sky since I've been here (or sun for that matter), and it's so depressing. It's so bad that I don't even bring my camera with me when I travel to the midwest in the winter.
So yes, you are right when you think there are people who probably have it worse.
One of the many reasons why I will NEVER move out of San Diego.