I am a resident of a gated community. I fail to understand people who cannot and will not follow rules, yet purchase homes in these communities. Rules and restrictions are clearly stated.
When confronted with infractions a chain of events by the "malcontent" often follows:
These people love to stir up conflict and are obviously unhappy in their personal lives. They complain about the owners association, yet never join committees or attend functions. Potential candidates for POA positions are aware of these malcontents and do not want to hold office and deal with such volatile personalities and their nonsense.
There are many homes available where rules and restrictions are not an issue. I feel sorry for these people, but it would be pleasant if they would just move.