I generally had a positive high school experience. I did very well academically, made a few friends, and had a great family to come home to every day. Do I miss high school? Not at all. The prospect of growing up and assuming all the responsibilities of being an adult is pretty scary to think about when you're in high school and you have people holding your hand in so many aspects of your life. Trust me, though, once you've adjusted to the responsibility, being on your own is fantastic, and I definitely value it more at this stage in my life than the comforts of high school. I was the type of kid in high school who hated all the nagging and hand-holding because I knew I would get my work done, I just couldn't seem to prove it to anyone else.
Another perk of saying goodbye to high school is that your peers start to become more mature too. Don't get me wrong, college kids can be some of the most immature you'll meet, but if you pick the right friends, it's nice to not have to deal with people who make stupid decisions and slack on their responsibilities.