Kill me now...
Something needs to done about the quality of insulation and soundproofing in some of these apartment complexes. My apartment isn't cheap, but the walls and floors might as well be made of balsa wood and paper towels. I can hear every single thing that seems to occur in the adjacent apartments and I'm certain they can hear me as well.
The lady that moved in downstairs recently is completely insane. I get yelled at through the floor at least once every evening for attempting to walk around my own place (in bare feet no less). There is no privacy. I get paranoid even using the bathroom for fear of making some type of offensive noise and setting someone off.
I'd love to move, but like many I simply can't afford to do so. I've started drinking in the evenings just so I can dull my senses and relax. I fear that apartment life will eventually kill me in one form or another...be it from getting shot by insane neighbors or my impending approach into alcoholism.
If these buildings are "up to code", then the code needs serious revision. Human beings should not be expected to live like this, and the people responsible for chooising building materials for these places need to be sued, jailed or hanged.