I've lived here a couple years and it's been a great apartment. I agree that it has a little bit of a 70's vibe but it is a respite from the bustling city and has well maintained grounds, pools, clubhouse, etc. that gives it a woodsy feel. I've never had issues with smoke in building #2, except the occasional burnt meal. Also, I've fixed up my place, berber carpet, paint, appliances so it has all the modern amenities. I've seen some neighbors places and not all remodeled equally. Overall, I've loved living here, and you can't beat the commute time to the city.
Pros: Proximity to city, swimming pools, serenity
Cons: Ugly hallway carpet, limited guest parking