There are plenty of positives (the commute, for one) and some negatives, too (like missing that daily interaction with other designers), but overall, I’m happy where I work, and although I sometimes wonder if it affects business, I still earn the trust of my clients.
What about your surroundings? It’d be great to learn from the independent designers among you.
Do you work from home or an outside studio? Has your workspace resulted in any specific problems or successes?