Lived in western Oregon most of our lives. Rain/drizzle most of the year, never used to bother us. Couldn't understand why it bothered other people. Rain makes every thing green. As we've gotten older we understand why. Opposite from AZ we have 9ish months of rain/drizzle and not enough sun. Been considering moving to AZ (Cottonwood/Sedona), eastern Oregon and Idaho. More sunny days, even if some are cold Winter days.
I grew up on “the dry side” of BC (Northern most reaches of the Sonoran Desert), and love the green of the coast. I go back to where I grew up, and within 48 hours my nose is bleeding from the dry air. I’m sure I’d get used to it again, but I’m in no rush.
Mags, if you do start looking at AZ, check out Payson and Prescott as well. I’ve been all over that state on multiple occasions and those two spots stand out as places that I as a west coast guy could live. Prescott is especially beautiful, and has a cool feel to it. If you want to hunt, Payson is more secluded and forested.