I get your point, but these people were absolutely ridiculous. Kids banging on the floor and walls 24/7 and I guess they liked to drag their kitchen table back and forth across the tile floor at midnight. I didn't have much choice in the matter, as I moved for work and the apartment was temp until I found a new house, which I did ASAP. It would seem common courtesy to me that you minimize your impact on your neighbors no matter where you live. Especially in an apt.