One thing that I do not love about apartment life: you can hear whenever the maintenance guy knocks on everyone else's door. And that scratchy sound of a key in the door. Mumbled voices from the breezeway. This has been my day. (As you can probably guess, we live in a great apartment complex if that's all I've got to complain about.)
Good things of apartment life? I have a list. When the appliances break, I don't have to fix them. No lawn to mow. Or sidewalk to shovel (Though, I've been tempted because ours takes a good 48 hours to be cleared.) No maintenance. I don't have to replace light bulbs. Those stains in the carpet are annoying, yes, but they aren't tempting me to replace the carpet. I can have my heat on very low in the winter without worrying about freezing pipes, because the apartments around me know how to share. I am only responsible for the cleanliness of 1000 square feet. We travel a lot for work. And I don't like cleaning, so that's a big deal.
I would love to live in a house, someday, when we have normal home-owner style lives. Right now we don't, so, I remember the good things about apartments. But we're moving soon, to another apartment, so this time would have better been spent packing. In an ideal world that is.