What makes a good spot is different for everyone. We generally like being in nature. View and location are more important to us than facilities. We usually choose public campgrounds or boondocking spots over RV parks. The exceptions might be when we stay in cities and towns and we want to be walking distances to places. We are willing to drive over a little terrain to get where we want, but I wouldn't describe us as intrepid adventurers.
Like everyone we are cognizant of costs, but we want to stay where we want to stay; rarely do we compromise location because of an expensive nightly rate.
In our reviews we'll describe why we chose the location we did, and most importantly whether we would go back. We'll also say whether reservations are taken or not, if groceries are nearby and whether can you get online here.
A note about noise: We used to live in a downtown location, right next to train tracks. You should bear this in mind with our reviews. From other reviews we realize most people are much more upset by noise than we are.