Any cat lovers in here. I've had dogs all my life and I've only had a cat for 2 years but damn this little fella is a better pet than all the dogs I've had. He's clean, loyal, and much smarter. Any else feel the same way.
I have both, my cat is 10 years old, my Doberman is 4.
Always had cats but this is my last one. They will act like they miss you when you come back, you start petting them, and after a while they will bite you without warning. They don't care about your orders. They see each piece of furniture or carpet as a giant scratch pad. For those that say that they're low maintenance, they're not. Too much hair, scratching, hairballs, litter to clean.
As for dogs, specially a protecting species like my Dobe, they will literally guard you with their life. They are fiercely loyal yet gentle when people they know are around them. Plus dogs will still love you like nothing happened if you kick their ass. Do that to a cat and it will plot revenge by chewing your computer cables.