i don't think it's ever going to be out of date. i think people's fascination with flowers for special occasions is somehow programmed into our DNA. i remember reading somewhere that even some of the early cavemen were documented as having placed flowers at grave sites. (they found fossilized flower materials that didn't grow at that spot or something like that).
Would you trade seeing family and friends to live somewhere tropical?You will always be able to visit them but you would be living miles away and not seeing them nearly as much as you do now. Could you handle that?