I have to admit there is a certain freedom about growing outdoors that you dont get growing indoors. Maybe its because there is so little of it you can control? You have no control over the light or environment really so the best you can do is just let Mother Nature take the reins and give it a little boost here and there. You never have to worry about plants hitting the ceiling or if the lights are too close or too far away, and if the temps are too high they just just have to adapt, and I bet they will, just like they have been.
Humidity, hurricanes, winta are the down sides I found, but there isnt much you can do about it, so enjoy the ride. Its very for peaceful me, I guess, even before I lived in a legal state it was peaceful.