Seattle doesn't have the highest suicide rate in the nation.
Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Pensacola receive more rain annually than Seattle.
That being said, I've only ever driven through Denver and been to the Aurora area, really nice.
I'm from San Diego and went to school in West Texas and people always said I'd enjoy Austin a lot. I did. Austin is probably the one redeeming thing about that state. Lots of cool venues and super good restaurant.
I've lived in Seattle for about 5 months. I love it here. If I can make it through the winter then it will be a while before I leave.