Living in detached house has disadvantages and advantages. In my opinion the most important advantage is independence. When you live in detached house you don't need to worry about what your neighbours will tell when you throw a party with loud music. On the other hand this independence can be disadvantage. When you leave for holiday, nobody takes care about your house. You can easily be robbed, because everyone can see that there in nobody at home.
Second advantage is a lot of place to live. In detached house usually you have more space than in block of flats. You have your own garden, you always have place to park your car, but you have to do everything yourself. You have to mow the lawn, to undercut trees, to fix everything in your home by your own. Of course you can hire someone who does these thinks but for some people it is serious disadvantage.
However, in detached house you can feel like in your own castle. Nobody disturbs you, but also nobody helps you too. You house usually is in the suburb. There is cleaner air and prettier environment then in the centre of cities where usually blocks of flats are built. In suburb, you need to have your own car, because usually there is no bus stop and you have to walk for a few kilometres to the nearest one.
I don`t live in detached house but I think it a good place to live and to my mind living there have more followers than opponents.