I have always loved cats. I've had them as pets since I was child, and currently have two. I like their independence. Cats don't need me, but like to be with me. I like that I can be gone overnight, and know that the cat won't starve to death, or tear up the furniture.
Cats are quiet, for the most part, so I don't have to worry about them bothering the neighbors. Cats don't normally bite people, unless they are being bothered or are in a grumpy mood. All in all, cats are the best pets for me.