I've been in NM for 12 years. If you want any negatives just look around at every city and state in the country, you can find negatives anywhere. You really have to fit your lifestyle and needs with the place you will live. NM has fabulous outdoor sports of every type, except not as many water sports. It is dry here, some say a downside, but I like it. It is brown, red, golden, and BLUE, not green, but I like it and agree with someone who said that it has a unique beauty.
At any rate, it is good to EXPLORE!
I say, Go For It!!
Come here, we need great nurses.
Good luck. Keep us posted.