We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I would think a certain segment of the population would find it very comforting - conformity CC&R enforced.
There are features of the "planned community" that I find very attractive. - I would love to be able to just walk to the store to pick up groceries for the next two days, rather that drive 15-30 minutes (depending on what I'm shopping for). I'd love to be able to walk down to the local cafe (yeah I'm one of those). Yet, I purchased outside of the CC&R community near me because I HATE having a bunch of useless busybodies tell me what I can and can't do with my property, that I rent from the government - who already tells me what I can and can't do. (they call it property tax, it's rent).
So while I've seen some kind of nice places that might fit the bill, they all come with neighbors who live just about an arm's length away.
I guess my desire for privacy outweighs my desire for convenience, and my desire to not have my neighbors telling me what I can do, trumps my desire to tell my neighbors what they can do.
A lot of people don't seem to have that problem. So for the folks that think Safety and Conformity trump Privacy and Self Determination - planned communities should be ideal - I must be missing something.