Sure the city people are happy, they're not shovelling or dealing with crappy roads. But will they be happy if we get a lot of extra rain this spring & summer to make up for no snow this winter? NO. And its not like that's a guaranteed trade off anyway.
Whenever they give me grief for missing the snow and say we don't need it I always say "Well, do you like to eat? Because the farmers need it!"
I know not every area gets lots of snow (or any snow) for the winter, but for the places that do (like here) this is not a good sign. Compare those above pics to this one below, taken early November 2011:
*just a random shot towards the neighbour's arena
the hayfield is off to the right of where I'm standing to take this*
At the rate this winter is going I'm getting concerned about my pasture & hayfield for this year.