Most People Here Haven't Been Anywhere Else
It really doesn't take long to adapt to snowfall, but if you only see it once every year or two, you don't have time to learn the skills you need to make it just another 'oh, well' kind of day (as opposed to an 'oh s***!' kind of day).
It's not a good, bad or indifferent thing; it's just something you have to deal with. It's like I threw a menu in Greek in front of you. Since you're not Greek, you don't know the words, but you can figure it out from the pictures.