Yeah, the only thing about the dorms is they throw you into campus-life and you meet a lot of people. That's the main thing I loved about them, I was so scared of college but so was everyone else, which made me feel better. Thankfully, my room-mate wasn't slob or a tool, so that made it bearable as well. I've been to Bean a few times, and you're 100% correct! There's a few dorms that need to be fixed up imo, because in comparison to the LLC it isn't even close. I stayed in Barnhart which is actually pretty nice, but I just like having more say in my routine than being in a dorm in closed quarters.
I couldn't imagine not living in Eugene now, my parents always tell me how fortunate I am to not live elsewhere. I'm sure you guessed but I was born in Boston, so my family has lived in the East and West and they all would much rather be on the West. I was too young to really remember much from my time in Boston, so my opinion may be biased toward Eugene haha