When we first moved to Perth we were told my several locals that WA stands for wait awhile, I don't know if that's correct but its certainly a slower pace of life. As Jessica said when she was here 'there's no one around', which might be an exaggeration but it certainly is quieter than Glebe where she lives.
We are both enjoying the slower pace of life as it does remind us of country living rather than how we've been living for the last few years in the middle of Sydney. The only gripe I would have is the distance and how long it takes for mail to be delivered. Australia Post is often referred to as snail mail when its compared to e-mails, fax etc but mail sent through the post here is ultra slow.
As an example I received a letter from Wollongong that was sent on the 12 July and received it on 25 July, you could say that might be a one off but a parcel I sent to Melbourne on 27 June arrived on 7 July. Then there's express post guaranteed to be delivered the next day from capital city to capital city but no if you look at the fine print on the back of the envelope it says except Perth.
Perth might as well be in another country, but a beautiful country at that.